What does disease mean?

Definitions for disease
dɪˈzizdis·ease

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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.

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

  2. disease(Noun)

    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. disease(Verb)

    To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

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

  4. disease(Verb)

    To infect with a disease.

    Etymology: 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.

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

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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. Vesna Garovic:

    We know that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in women, but we don’t know a lot about sex-specific factors, hypertension in pregnancy is an opportunity to identify these women early.

  2. Vanna Bonta:

    The news is disease in disguise pretending to be information.

  3. Jon Abramson:

    The number one main recommendation is that this vaccine is efficacious and safe but should be only used in populations where the disease incidence in the population is at least 50 percent, so it shouldn't be used in areas with what we would call low transmission.

  4. Libby Mullin:

    We have seen a lot of innovation in states in terms of coverage of oral health as of late, we don't want to see that progress rolled back, oral disease really starts with the pregnant mother who can transmit the disease to her child; so, by age 2, children can have progressive and chronic problems. The longer we wait, because of the progressive nature of oral disease, the more expensive the problems become.

  5. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.

Images & Illustrations of disease

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