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heartburn

heartburn

noun heart·burn \-ˌbərn\

: an unpleasant hot feeling in your chest caused by something that you ate

Full Definition of HEARTBURN

:  a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum due especially to spasmodic reflux of acid from the stomach into the esophagus

Examples of HEARTBURN

  1. I like spicy food, but it gives me heartburn.

First Known Use of HEARTBURN

1597

heartburn

noun heart·burn \-ˌbərn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEARTBURN

:  a burning discomfort behind the lower part of the sternum usually related to spasm of the lower end of the esophagus or of the upper part of the stomach often in association with gastroesophageal reflux—called also cardialgia, pyrosis; compare water brash

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