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.

  2. diseasenoun

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

  3. diseaseverb

    To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

  4. diseaseverb

    To infect with a disease.

  5. 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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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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  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. Latisha Love-Gregory:

    We do not know if the variant by reducing fat sensitivity would increase or decrease fat intake so it is hard to make dietary recommendations at this point, regardless of genetic background, improving the diets of overweight or obese children is paramount in reducing the risk of obesity-associated complications such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hypertension.

  2. Daichi Shimbo:

    If you were older -- you were at least 55 years of age -- or you had a history of cardiovascular disease or you had chronic kidney disease or diabetes, white coat hypertension was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality.

  3. Kate Jones:

    Our model can help decision-makers assess the likely impact (on zoonotic disease) of any interventions or change in national or international government policies, such as the conversion of grasslands to agricultural lands.

  4. Michael Belfort:

    We don't know what the very long-term outcomes are going to be, this is a lifelong disease. Spina bifida is not something you fix with a single surgery.

  5. Karen Saban:

    Some anger is probably very normal for caregivers, but I think it’s a difficult emotion to express and, in particular, these caregivers of vets who had a war injury may feel even more guilty, that feeling may be inducing some of these chemical changes that may set them up for chronic inflammation and possibly chronic disease in the future.

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