Definitions for Diseasedɪˈziz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•easedɪˈziz(n.)

  1. a disordered or abnormal condition of an organ or other part of an organism resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, nutritional deficiency, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness.

    Category: Pathology

  2. any harmful condition, as of society.

Origin of disease:

1300–50; ME disese < AF dese(a)se, disaise

dis•eas′ed•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disease(noun)

    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. disease(noun)ɪˈziz

    an illness

    to have liver/heart disease; a disease of the blood; to suffer from a disease

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.

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.

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


Translations for Disease

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disease(noun)

(an) illness

She's suffering from kidney disease; poverty and disease.

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