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inflātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a blowing itself up, swelling up.
I. Lit., of boiling water, Vitr. 8, 3.—
II. Transf., of the body; med. t. t., a swelling or puffing up, inflation, flatulence: “habet inflationem magnam is cibus (faba),produces flatulence, Cic. Div. 1, 30, 62: “inflationem stomachi facit,Col. 12, 11, 2; Cels. 2, 26: “mala dulcia inflationes pariunt,Plin. 23, 6, 57, § 106: “inflationes discutere,id. 23, 4, 4, § 128: “inflationem sedare,id. 23, 4, 40, § 81: “in nostris corporibus ex cibo fit inflatio,Sen. Q. N. 5, 4.— *
B. An inflammation, i. q. inflammatio: “praecordiorum,Suet. Aug. 81; Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 4, 104.
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