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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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Examples from the web for heartburn
  • And many of those appointments that are being made are causing heartburn.
  • Carelessness and open ports will certainly give you heartburn.
  • heartburn and peptic ulcer patients should steer clear, too.
  • heartburn is usually easy to diagnose from the symptoms you describe to your doctor.
  • There was the distant rumble of heartburn, the ominous tingle of perspiration.
  • Choosing the right foods and being careful not to overeat can put you well on your way to a heartburn-free holiday.
  • Stomach acid has long been blamed for acid reflux, heartburn and other ills.
  • They work by changing the stomach acid that causes your heartburn.
British Dictionary definitions for heartburn

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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Contemporary definitions for heartburn
noun

See acid reflux

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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 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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heartburn 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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heartburn 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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