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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.


  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, albeit in a more techno-inspired form.
    • artist: G.G.F.H.
    • released in (22 years ago)
  2. "Disease" is a musical album of Regenerator.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  3. "Disease" is a musical EP of Matchbox Twenty.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  4. "Disease" is a composition.
  5. "Disease" is a musical single of Marina Sirtis & Marina Siertis.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  6. "Disease" a.k.a. "Desease" is a musical EP of Bardoseneticcube.
    • released in (16 years ago)

Phrases with Disease

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  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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Printed books with definitions for Disease

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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 previewEtiology (2013)

How to Detect Disease in Your Energy Field Before It Manifests in Your Body by Christina L. Ross, PhD, BCPP

Chronic disease is an opportunity to improve our quality of life. Incurable diseases such as heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, and...

Google previewSigns Of Heart Problems

by Kevin J. Martinez

Heart disease is a major health problem within some cultures. One theory for heart disease is the radical changes within our lifestyles. People are often less active and eat diets high in fats. Takeaway food is abundant today and often people ...

Google previewPreventing and Reversing Heart Disease For Dummies (2015)

by James M. Rippe

Although heart disease is an equal-opportunity killer, many people, men and women alike, continue to think that heart...

Google previewDifferential Diagnosis of Common Complaints (2011)

by Robert H. Seller, Andrew B. Symons

Benign breast disease is a continuum of entities, from fibroadenoma and cysts with atypia to cystic changes with marked atypia. The most common breast lesions are fibrocystic breasts, fibroadenomas, breast cancer, mastitis (especially in ...

Google previewIntroduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2014)

by Hunter Manasco

Alzheimer's disease is a cortical dementia that is the most common cause of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive and fatal disease with no known treatments to stop or slow its progression.

Google previewFocus on Neuroimaging (2009)

by Patricio S. Espinosa, Charles D. Smith

Canavan disease is an autosomic recessive disorder that is characterized by megalencephaly, seizures, spasticity, ...

Google previewLipoproteins in Diabetes Mellitus (2014)

by Alicia J. Jenkins, Peter P. Toth, Timothy J. Lyons

Cardiovascular disease is the largest single cause of premature mortality in developed nations and it is increasing as such in developing and emerging...

Cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death of adults with diabetes [ 1].

Google previewLive Young, Think Young, Be Young (2012)

. . . At Any Age by Donald Vickery, Larry Matson, Carol Vickery

Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability, responsible for seven out of...

Google previewRubin's Pathology (2011)

Clinicopathologic Foundations of Medicine by Raphael Rubin, David S. Strayer, Emanuel Rubin

Lyme disease is a chronic systemic infection that begins with a characteristic skin lesion and later manifests as cardiac,

Lyme disease is a growing problem in the United States, where it is the most common tick-borne illness, causing an ...

Google previewThe Chiropractor (1994)

by D. D. Palmer

Disease is a disturbed condition, functions performed abnormally, in too great a degree or not enough; it is not something foreign to the body which by some means...

Disease is the result of releasing too much or not enough stored energy .

Google previewNatural Solutions to Menopause (2011)

How to stay healthy before, during and beyond the menopause by Marilyn Glenville

Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer, so you want to put the emphasis onkeeping your heart healthy; and one in two women will get osteoporosis, soyou need to keep your bones in good shape (see chapter 15). In this chapterI will cover ...

Google previewResearch and the Ageing Population (2008)

by CIBA Foundation Symposium

Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of death and disability in the elderly. Atherosclerotic coronary heart disease is the most prevalent problem, followed by hypertensive cardiovascular disease ...

Google previewIleoscopy (2011)

Technique, Diagnosis, and Clinical Applications by Antonello Trecca

Introduction Celiac disease is a permanent autoimmune enteropathy that is triggered, in genetically determined...

Celiac disease is the most common food intolerance worldwide and its reported incidence is increasing annually. Although ...

Google previewLysosomal Storage Diseases (2010)

Early Diagnosis and New Treatments by Rossella Parini, Generoso Andria

Gaucher disease is a clinically heterogeneous disorder and it is traditionally classified as type 1 (non-neuronopathic...

Google previewBiochemical, Physiological, and Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition (2013)

by Martha H. Stipanuk, Marie A. Caudill

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that is caused by a reaction to gliadin from wheat and to...

Google previewThe Modern Nutritional Diseases (2002)

Heart Disease, Stroke, Type-2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer : and how to Prevent Them by Fred Ottoboni, M. Alice Ottoboni

Disease is a social development no less than the medicine that combats it.

Google previewAlzheimer's Disease (2008)

by Evelyn B. Kelly

Alzheimer's Disease is an adventure into the exciting world of the search for a cure.

Google previewASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography (2015)

by Roberto Lang, Steven A Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy K Khandheria, Victor Mor-Avi

Fabry disease is an X-linked autosomal recessive disease caused by a deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme,

Danon disease is a rare X-linked disorder caused by lysosomeassociated membrane protein 2 deficiency.2 It affects men at an ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pathophysiology (2013)

by Sue E. Huether, Kathryn L. McCance

Acute disease is the sudden appearance of signs and symptoms that last only a short time. Chronic disease develops more slowly and the signs and symptoms last for a long time, perhaps for a lifetime. Chronic diseases may have a pattern of ...

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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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