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Definition of the noun DISEASE

What does DISEASE mean as a name of something?

Disease is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: diseases

  1. an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Alternative definition of the noun DISEASE


  1. [pathology] An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
  2. [by extension] Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.

Definition of the verb DISEASE

What does DISEASE mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: diseased | diseasing | diseases

  1. [obsolete] To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.
  2. To infect with a disease.

Phrases with disease

  1. eye disease
  2. Meb Disease
  3. tin disease
  4. leaf disease
  5. loco disease
  6. lyme disease
  7. pink disease
  8. ring disease
  9. skin disease
  10. wilt disease
  11. black disease
  12. blood disease
  13. brain disease
  14. Fifth Disease
  15. gland disease
  16. heart disease
  17. kakke disease
  18. liver disease
  19. plant disease
  20. sachs disease

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  1. "Disease" is the second studio album by the industrial/horror techno band G.G.F.H.. This album saw the band take a more techno approach, pushing aside the sludgier sound of their earlier material. The album features three of the tracks recorded for the Reality EP, (Room 213, Dead Men Don’t Rape, Real), albeit in a more techno-inspired form.
    • artist: G.G.F.H.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  2. "Disease" is a musical album of Regenerator.
    • released in (8 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for disease

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Google previewAnnual and Analytical Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine (1899)

by Charles Eucharist de Medicis Sajous

The disease is a widely-distributed derangement of the emotional nervous system, but alteration in function of the thyroid has much to do with many...

Google previewTarascon Pocket Rheumatologica (2009)

by Andrew Thompson

DEFINITION & PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Definition: Lyme disease is a multi-system inflammatory disorder that occurs in stages. It is caused by the tick-borne spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. Pathophysiology: It is unknown how Borrelia burgdorferi ...

Google previewMy Physician Guide to Heart Health (2011)

by Courtney Cumbart

Heart disease is a serious threat to human health because the cardiovascular system is of critical importance in the...

Google previewGregory's Pediatric Anesthesia (2011)

by George A. Gregory, Dean B. Andropoulos

Blount disease is a growth disorder of the medial aspect of the tibia in children. It causes the legs to bow outwards below the knees [21]. Normal infants have a small amount of physiological bowing that usually resolves by 2 years of age.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

Rheumatoid Lung Disease 1857 in retarding radiographic erosion progression. Similarly, B cell depletion (anti-CD20; rituximab) suppresses clinical disease activity and erosion progression whereas administration of abatacept (CTLA-4:Ig)  ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Dermatologic Syndromes, Second Edition (2006)

by Susan B. Mallory

Fabry disease POEMS syndrome Tuberous sclerosis Xeroderma pigmentosum ANNULAR ERYTHEMATOUS PLAQUES Bannwarth syndrome Erythrokeratodermia variabilis Gottron syndrome Giroux-Barbeau syndrome Glucagonoma ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

E coli infection — see Bacterial disease, E. coli Ear infection, otitis externa 271 Ear infection, otitis media (childhood ear infection) 272 Eczema — see Allergies, environmental/hay fever; Allergies, food Embolism — see Stroke Emphysema ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases (2007)

by Carol Turkington, Bonnie Ashby

The sobering realization is that science is not winning the fight against infectious disease. In this pathogenic war, a stalemate is perhaps the best for which we can hope, for even as drug companies devise new antibiotics, stronger antivirals, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Batten Disease is a rare but fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects children and for which no treatment exists, other than possible future stem cell research treatments. The disease is named after the British physician Frederick Batten, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (2004)

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

Cardiovascular disease, as a general term, refers to any pathology of the cardiovascular system, which would include diseases of the heart as well as vascular disease affecting other parts of the body (such as stroke). Medical anthropologists ...

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Small photo of Powdery mildew, a garden fungus disease, on squash leavesSmall photo of Macro shot of red tick, a bloodsucking parasitic arachnid of the family Ixodidae and carrier of several diseases such as Lymes Disease, crawling on human skin.Small photo of Geographic tongue disease in woman. More...

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Strike out against American Sign Language (Lou Gehrig's disease)

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Quotes about disease

Life is a disease; and the only diference between one another is the stage of the disease at which he lives. (George Bernard Shaw)
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Scrabble value of D2I1S1E1A1S1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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