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You know how when you drink something freezingly cold you experience a brainfreeze, what about when you eat something extremely hot and you feel the burn in your esophagus. What is that called?

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    You could be thinking of heartburn – Jim Mack Jul 11 '15 at 8:18
  • I sense this is more a medical question, than one about the English language. May I suggest to try google. – WS2 Jul 11 '15 at 8:20
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In America , I think we would call it

  • burning one's throat

I believe that Americans do not commonly/colloquially call it the esophagus; that is more of a medical term.

Note that this is different from

  • "having a burning [feeling]" in one's throat

which is usually caused by acid reflux (formerly known as heartburn), not by heat.

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