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
translation of Greek kardialgía;
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Examples from the Web for heartburn
Contemporary Examples of heartburn
It was hard, and he had been fired off of Heartburn, so he was very upset by that.
Heartburn By Nora Ephron What would the genre of romantic comedy be without Nora Ephron?
Just go home, take Heartburn off the nightstand, and get to it.
I repeatedly read Heartburn the way I repeatedly watched Clueless, because it never failed to make me smile.
Historical Examples of heartburn
Would she hand that one this bit of magnesia for his heartburn?
I ain't tried them for quite a while, and maybe they'll help the heartburn.
"Gives me the heartburn," he said, and shook his head rather sadly.
The usual causes of heartburn are excess in eating and drinking, the use of improper food, and sedentary habits.
One has no misgivings, no heartburn, no exasperation with fate.
British Dictionary definitions for heartburn
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
mid-13c., herte-brine "lust," later "heartburn, indigestion" (mid-15c.); also herte-brenning "anger, bitterness" (c.1400), also "heartburn" (mid-15c.). See heart + burn (n.). Also cf. cardiac.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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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
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A burning sensation in the middle of the chest at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, caused by stomach acids that back up and enter the lower end of the esophagus.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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