disease

  • 1 disease — n Disease, disorder, condition, affection, ailment, malady, complaint, distemper, syndrome denote a de ranged bodily state usually associated with or amounting to a loss of health. Disease in its usual and broadest use implies an impairment of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Disease — Dis*ease , n. [OE. disese, OF. desaise; des (L. dis ) + aise ease. See {Ease}.] 1. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] So all that night they passed in great disease. Spenser. [1913 Webster] To shield thee …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 disease — [di zēz′] n. [ME disese, inconvenience, trouble, sickness < OFr desaise, discomfort < des , DIS + aise, EASE] 1. any departure from health; illness in general 2. a particular destructive process in an organ or organism, with a specific… …

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  • 4 Disease — Dis*ease , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diseased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diseasing}.] 1. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His double burden did him sore disease. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To derange the vital… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 disease — (n.) early 14c., discomfort, inconvenience, from O.Fr. desaise lack, want; discomfort, distress; trouble, misfortune; disease, sickness, from des without, away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + aise ease (see EASE (Cf. ease)). Sense of sickness, illness in… …

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  • 6 disease — I noun affliction, ailment, attack, bodily deviation from health, bout of sickness, breakdown, chronic disability, collapse, condition, contagion, defect, deterioration, disability, discomfort, disorder, distemper, epidemic, handicap, ill health …

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  • 7 disease — [n] ailment, affliction ache, affection, attack, blight, breakdown, bug*, cancer, canker, collapse, complaint, condition, contagion, contamination, convulsions, debility, decrepitude, defect, disorder, distemper, endemic, epidemic, feebleness,… …

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  • 8 disease — ► NOUN ▪ a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms. DERIVATIVES diseased adjective. ORIGIN Old French desaise lack of ease …

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  • 9 Disease — Human disease redirects here. For the Slayer song, see Soundtrack to the Apocalypse. Flare up redirects here. For the Transformers character, see Flareup (Transformers). Medical condition redirects here. For the descriptive terminology using… …

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  • 10 disease — diseasedly, adv. diseasedness, n. /di zeez /, n., v., diseased, diseasing. n. 1. a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection,… …

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  • 11 disease — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Condition of ill health Nouns 1. disease, illness, sickness, ailment, ailing; morbidity, infirmity, ailment, indisposition; complaint, disorder, malady; functional disorder. 2. condition, affliction,… …

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  • 12 disease — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ common ▪ obscure, rare ▪ dangerous, serious ▪ mild ▪ acute …

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  • 13 disease — dis|ease W1S3 [dıˈzi:z] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: desaise, from aise relaxed feeling, comfort ] 1.) [U and C] an illness which affects a person, animal, or plant ▪ She suffers from a rare disease of the brain. ▪ Heart disease runs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 disease — n. 1) to come down with, contract a disease 2) to carry; spread (a) disease 3) to cure; prevent (a) disease 4) to eradicate, stamp out, wipe out (a) disease; to bring a disease under control 5) an acute; common; deadly; degenerative; fatal,… …

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  • 15 Disease — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disease >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disease disease Sgm: N 1 illness illness sickness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 ailing ailing &c.??? all the ills that flesh is heir to =>(Hamlet) Sgm: N 1 morbidity morbidity …

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  • 16 disease — /dI zi:z/ noun 1 (C, U) an illness or unhealthy condition in your body, especially one caused by infection: eye/liver/kidney etc disease: Heart disease runs in our family. | cause disease: filthy insanitary conditions that cause disease |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 disease — In a strict or literal sense, any departure from a perfect norm of health, even including some ailments which are more or less trivial. Mutual Life Ins. Co. v Simpson, 88 Tex 333. Better understood in a legal sense as an ailment or disorder of an …

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  • 18 disease */*/*/ — UK [dɪˈziːz] / US [dɪˈzɪz] noun Word forms disease : singular disease plural diseases 1) a) [countable/uncountable] an illness that affects people or animals, especially one that is caused by infection disease of: a disease of the nervous system… …

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  • 19 disease — 01. He got some kind of tropical [disease] while travelling in Mozambique. 02. The progress of the [disease] seems to have accelerated somewhat in the last week, and his doctor is very worried. 03. The [disease] of child abuse is a problem which… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 disease — dis|ease [ dı ziz ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount an illness that affects people or animals, especially one that is caused by an infection: liver/heart/lung disease: leading causes of heart disease disease of: a disease of the nervous system… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English