What does Disease mean?

Definitions for Diseasedɪˈziz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disease(noun)

    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Wiktionary

  1. disease(Noun)

    An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.

    The tomato plants had some kind of disease that left their leaves splotchy and fruit withered.

  2. disease(Noun)

    Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.

  3. disease(Verb)

    To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

  4. disease(Verb)

    To infect with a disease.

  5. Origin: disese, from desese, from desaise (). Displaced native adle (from adl), cothe (from coþu).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disease(noun)

    lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet

  2. Disease(noun)

    an alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc

  3. Disease(verb)

    to deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress

  4. Disease(verb)

    to derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased

Freebase

  1. Disease

    A disease is an abnormal condition that affects the body of an organism. It is often construed as a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by factors originally from an external source, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases. In humans, "disease" is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories. Diseases usually affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with many diseases can alter one's perspective on life, and their personality. Death due to disease is called death by natural causes. There are four main types of disease: pathogenic disease, deficiency disease, hereditary disease, and physiological disease. Diseases can also be classified as communicable and non-communicable disease.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disease

    diz-ēz′, n. a disorder or want of health in mind or body: ailment: cause of pain.—v.t. (Spens.) to make uneasy.—p.adj. Diseased′, affected with disease.—n. Diseas′edness.—adj. Disease′ful. [O. Fr. desaise, des—L. dis, neg., aise, ease.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Disease

    A definite pathologic process with a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.

Editors Contribution

  1. disease

    A state of peace and healthy feeling within the body, spirit, mind or soul of a human being or animal.

    We have love to feel peace and a healthy feeling in our body, spirit, mind and soul.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disease' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1112

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disease' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2750

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disease' in Nouns Frequency: #409

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disease in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disease in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Johann von Goethe:

    Viewed from the summit of reason, all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.

  2. George Bernard Shaw:

    Life is a disease; and the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives.

  3. Vance Havner:

    I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Death has no right on life it is a culmination of your doing. Dying happens to disease which also is a culmination of your doing. Make sensible life choices and simply pass away, transform or transmigrate .We don't need to die in suffering. Live disease free and MickeyMize your life!!

  5. New Jersey:

    As I've said before addiction is not a moral failing, it is a disease and the more that we talk about it as a disease, treat it as a disease, regulate it as a disease, the more people will finally get the idea that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but it is in fact a sign of strength.

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