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Princeton's WordNet

  1. heartburn, pyrosisnoun

    a painful burning sensation in the chest caused by gastroesophageal reflux (backflow from the stomach irritating the esophagus); symptomatic of an ulcer or a diaphragmatic hernia or other disorder


  1. heartburnnoun

    A burning pain in the chest that is caused by stomach acid entering the gullet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heartburnnoun

    an uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of often complaints


  1. Heartburn

    Heartburn, also known as pyrosis, cardialgia, or acid indigestion is a burning sensation in the chest, just behind the breastbone or in the epigastrium, the upper central abdomen. The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid which is the major symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. It may also be a symptom of ischemic heart disease, though this is true for only 0.6% of those experiencing heartburn.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Heartburn

    Substernal pain or burning sensation, usually associated with regurgitation of gastric juice into the esophagus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartburn in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of heartburn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of heartburn in a Sentence

  1. John Barrymore:

    I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.

  2. Pascal Soriot:

    We're asking our shareholders to be patient, We cannot overnight replace (heartburn and cholesterol drugs) Nexium and Crestor. Those are tremendous products, they are very profitable and when they go they really leave a hole in the till.

  3. Senate Armed Services Committee:

    If it happened it could cause a lot of heartburn, the purpose of the sequestration threat is not to have the trigger pulled. It’s a motivator.

  4. Dan Stein:

    We all know that Donald Trump's somewhat unpredictable public demeanor can give people heartburn. We're no different, but Donald Trump's been fairly consistent along the way, part of what we're doing as an organization is tracking those promises and trying to make sure that Donald Trump delivers.

  5. Christian Ledoux:

    That one's enough heartburn for us, believe it or not we actually have a profit in it.

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