Infarction In*farc"tion, n. [See {Infarce}.] 1. The act of stuffing or filling; Specifically: (Med.) the formation of an infarct; an overloading and obstruction of any organ or vessel of the body; constipation. [1913 Webster]

2. An infarct[2]; as, a cardiac infarction. [PJC]

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