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heartburn

[hahrt-burn] /ˈhɑrtˌbɜrn/
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
1590-1600
1590-1600; translation of Greek kardialgía; see heart, burn1
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British Dictionary definitions for heart-burn

heartburn

/ˈhɑːtˌbɜːn/
noun
1.
a burning sensation beneath the breastbone caused by irritation of the oesophagus, as from regurgitation of the contents of the stomach Technical names cardialgia, pyrosis
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Word Origin and History for heart-burn

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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heart-burn in Medicine

heartburn heart·burn (härt'bûrn')
n.
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 cardialgia, pyrosis.

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heart-burn in Science
heartburn
  (härt'bûrn')   
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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heart-burn in Culture

heartburn definition


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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