heartburn

[hahrt-burn]
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noun
  1. an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid.
  2. bitter jealousy; envy.

Origin of heartburn

1590–1600; translation of Greek kardialgía; see heart, burn1
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Related Words for heartburn

indigestion, pyrosis, backflow, cardialgia

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British Dictionary definitions for heartburn

heartburn

noun
  1. 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
n.

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.

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heartburn in Medicine

heartburn

[härtbûrn′]
n.
  1. 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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heartburn in Science

heartburn

[härtbûrn′]
  1. 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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heartburn in Culture

heartburn

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.

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