Associations to the word «Disease»


DISEASE, noun. (pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
DISEASE, noun. (by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.
DISEASE, noun. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
DISEASE, verb. (obsolete) To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
DISEASE, verb. To infect with a disease.
DISEASE MODIFYING DRUG, noun. Alternative form of disease-modifying drug
DISEASE MONGERING, noun. (pejorative) The practice of widening the diagnostic boundaries of illnesses in order to expand the markets for treatments.

Dictionary definition

DISEASE, noun. An impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning.

Wise words

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