- an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid.
- bitter jealousy; envy.
Origin of heartburn
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The usual causes of heartburn are excess in eating and drinking, the use of improper food, and sedentary habits.
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- a burning sensation beneath the breastbone caused by irritation of the oesophagus, as from regurgitation of the contents of the stomachTechnical names: cardialgia, pyrosis
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Word Origin and History for heartburn
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- A burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus.acid reflux cardialgia pyrosis
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- A burning sensation, usually centered in the middle of the chest near the sternum, caused by the reflux of acidic stomach fluids that enter the lower end of the esophagus. Also called acid reflux
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