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 in a Sentence
I like spicy food, but it gives me heartburn.
Recent Examples of heartburn from the Web
Avoid spicy or very heavy foods in the evening to prevent heartburn or digestive issues.
But are the risks concerning enough for people who need heartburn relief to stop taking PPIs?
Acid reducers treat painful ailments including GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease), heartburn and peptic ulcers.
Or maybe that’s lingering heartburn from a sandwich that included burger patties, brisket, pulled pork and bacon.
In this case, both have two specific, and related, concerns causing them heartburn on the health bill: The prevalence of opioid addiction in their states, and their constituents’ reliance on Medicaid.
WASHINGTON — The Senate GOP health care proposal would dramatically revamp Medicaid, capping future spending on that safety-net program in a way that could cause heartburn for moderate Republicans.
So what's leading to all this pharmaceutical heartburn over a grocery-retail deal?
For example, legislators have heartburn about freeing lottery funds from being dedicated to K-12 schools or not using the gas tax for transportation needs.
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First Known Use of heartburn
HEARTBURN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartburn for English Language Learners
: an unpleasant hot feeling in your chest caused by something that you ate
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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