flare-up


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flare-up

(flâr′ŭp′)
n.
1. A sudden outbreak of flame or light: a flare-up of the embers.
2. An outburst or eruption: a flare-up of anger.
3. A sudden worsening of the symptoms of a disease or condition: a flare-up of eczema.

flare-up

n
1. a sudden burst of fire or light
2. informal a sudden burst of emotion or violence
vb (intr, adverb)
3. to burst suddenly into fire or light
4. informal to burst into anger

Flare-Up

 a noisy dance; a jovial social gathering—Slang Dictionary, 1874.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flare-up - a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
salvo - an outburst resembling the discharge of firearms or the release of bombs
rush - a sudden burst of activity; "come back after the rush"

flare-up

noun
1. The visible signs of combustion:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
Translations

flare-up

[ˈflɛərˈʌp] N [of anger] → arranque m; (= quarrel) → riña f; [of violence] → estallido m; [of illness, acne] → recrudecimiento m

flare-up

[ˈflɛərˌʌp] n (of fire) → fiammata; (of quarrel, fighting) → recrudescenza; (outburst of rage) → scoppio d'ira; (sudden dispute) → battibecco
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The flare-up was kept inside the companion with a box of matches ready to hand.
"She wasn't this time," Powell said innocently: "She lighted the flare-up for me, sir."
Chambers wraps up with the three things he tells his patients about asthma: how their inhalers work, how to recognize a flare-up and to have a step up plan worked out in advance with your doctor, and when to seek help in Urgent Care or the ER.
A Sue, Edinburgh STRESS, the weather and being generally run down can all trigger an eczema flare-up.
Maisie Buchanan turns bright red and scaly when she has a flare-up yet some people don't seem to care.
It was observed that out of total 15(7.5%) cases of flare-up, 6(40%) were visited multiple time and 9(60%) were visited single time.
"Our best-selling natural eczema balm is an effective alternative to steroids, but it's critical for eczema sufferers to manage their condition daily--not just during a flare-up," says Amy Gordinier Regan, president of Skinfix.
Volunteers, ranging in age 40 to 80, were current or former smokers, and met one of the following other criteria: they used oxygen supplementation either currently or in the past, they were prescribed systemic corticosteroids and or antibiotics in the past year, or had been at the ER or hospitalized with a flare-up in the past year.
"If a flare-up is of any size, at best (a water drop) will just kind of keep it in check until we get other resources on it," Hunnicutt said.
While there's no evidence that this actually happens, "it makes intuitive sense to avoid [nuts and seeds] during a flare-up," explains James M.
Postoperative flare-up pain recorded at 4, 12, 24 and 48 hours was not statistically significant between the two groups.