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heartburn

noun

1 heartburn

A painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder.

synonym: pyrosis.

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Roget 378: pain; suffering, sufferance, suffrance; bodily pain, physical pain, bodily suffering, physical suffering, body pain; mental suffering etc. 828; dolour, ache; ... show more

Dutch: brandend maagzuur, maagzuur
Polish: zgaga




Moby thesaurus: ache, aching, angina, backache, bellyache, cardialgia, cephalalgia, cholera morbus, colic, collywobbles, constipation, costiveness, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, earache, envy, flux, fret, gnawing ... show more.

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