• WordNet 3.6
    • n heartburn 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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heartburn (Med) An uneasy, burning sensation in the stomach, often attended with an inclination to vomit. It is sometimes idiopathic, but is often a symptom of other complaints.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heartburn An uneasy burning sensation rising into the esophagus from the stomach, due to acidity and regurgitation; cardialgia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Heartburn a burning, acrid feeling, said to be due to the irritation of the upper end of the stomach by the fumes of its acrid contents: cardialgia: Heart′burning, discontent: secret enmity
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  • John Barrymore
    “I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. heorte; Dut. hart, Ger. herz; cog. with L. cor, cordis, Gr. kardia.


In literature:

I've chawed it myself for heartburn.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
Feet cold produces heartburn.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
This bread however seldom agrees with weak stomachs, especially such as are liable to acidity and heartburn.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
There must be no heartburnings to-night.
"The Traitors" by E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
There need not have been any heartburnings or regrets or perturbation of spirit.
"In Times Like These" by Nellie L. McClung
It will cause many heartburns, and some unhappiness.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
The Tuileries, however, blazed with candles and jewels; the extravagance and heartburnings of a court began at once.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The changes made in the assignment of the speaking parts caused some little heartburnings; but the director was determined in the matter.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
One has no misgivings, no heartburn, no exasperation with fate.
"Command" by William McFee
Are there not the jealousies, and the rivalries, and the heartburnings of large communities within that narrow spot?
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever

In news:

Few issues cause as much heartburn on both sides of the political aisle as immigration.
It presents with symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, and difficulty swallowing.
Surgical solution for heartburn without incisions.
Incisionless Surgery for Chronic Heartburn .
It's "H" time, not for the Holidays, but heartburn .
Most of us tend to overdo a large meal during the Holiday season, followed by relaxing, and this is when heartburn sets in.
Richard Walters offers tips on how to avoid holiday heartburn .
Tips for Holiday Heartburn Relief.
Hot peppers helped heartburn .
Heartburn over new LBJ Freeway.
Sometimes spicy food can quell the heat of heartburn .
Field-to-table dinner gives Edgartown officials heartburn .
Kiss cam' gives the Obamas a case of heartburn .
President Obama's no-deportation plan gives Mitt Romney heartburn .
HYDERABAD, India — Dr Reddy's Labs has launched a generic version of a popular over-the-counter drug for treating heartburn , the company said Monday.