disease

noun Etymology: Middle English disese, from Anglo-French desease, desaise, from des- dis- + eise ease Date: 14th century 1. obsolete trouble 2. a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms ; sickness, malady 3. a harmful development (as in a social institution) • diseased adjective

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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,… …   Universalium

  • 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,… …   English dictionary for students

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

  • 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 …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • disease — 1. noun /dɪˈziːz,dɪˈziz/ a) 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… …   Wiktionary

  • DISEASE —    The study of Etruscan skeletal remains, in spite of the wide availability of ancient human remains, has been relatively neglected, so it is difficult to infer reliable evidence about the prevalence of disease. Studies of the Ferrone cemetery… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans


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