What does Disease mean?

Definitions for Disease
dɪˈzizDis·ease

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diseasenoun

    an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Wiktionary

  1. diseasenoun

    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.

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

  2. diseasenoun

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

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

  3. diseaseverb

    To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

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

  4. diseaseverb

    To infect with a disease.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diseasenoun

    lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet

  2. Diseasenoun

    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. Diseaseverb

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

  4. Diseaseverb

    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.

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  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

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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

Examples of Disease in a Sentence

  1. Bruce Westerman:

    The healthiest forests are ones that are actively managed, not left susceptible to disease and wildfire.

  2. Bill Gates on Monday:

    Britain is a global leader in the fight against deadly diseases like malaria - a disease that still claims the life of a child every minute.

  3. Beth Blauer:

    There is nothing so stark than looking at the disproportionate amount of Black and Latino people that are [ contracting and ] dying from this disease, knowing there is no medical safety net for them and also understanding that there are deliberate decisions that aren't taking their best interests in mind, this is the piece that I think has been the most difficult for me.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    But the disease there has risen because of lack of access to that community, we've fallen behind in starting vaccination rings.

  5. John Whyte:

    We are only now starting to look at such markers.In some ways, we need to look at those who were young and otherwise healthy who succumbed to the disease as well as older persons with co-morbidities, certain types of receptors in the lungs might hold some useful information.Other scientists have suggested we need to look at the genetics of blood clotting, or the number of certain interleukins, which can be markers of inflammation. We need more time and data to build a useful profile.

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