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[red-nis] /ˈrɛd nɪs/
the quality or state of being red.
Origin of redness
before 900; Middle English rednesse, Old English rēadnes; see red1, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Report any swelling or signs of redness immediately.
  • The disadvantage of this increased redness and blueness is that higher-power lasers are required.
  • External pressure or compression can cause inflammation in the ear, leading to increased swelling and redness.
  • Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation.
  • Many different types of arthritis may cause swelling, redness, or warmth around the joint.
  • The procedure itself is relatively painless, but the redness and irritation that occur during the healing process can be severe.
  • However getting bacitracin zinc in your eyes may cause redness and some pain and itching.
  • And the redness isn't, say, getting-up-in-the-morning redness.
  • Persistent pain and redness are signs that you need treatment.
  • The gums around the area may show signs of infection such as redness, drainage, and tenderness.
Word Origin and History for redness

Old English readnes; see from red (adj.1) + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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