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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 (9 years ago)

Phrases with disease

  1. eye disease
  2. Meb Disease
  3. tin disease
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  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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Google previewMayo Clinic Internal Medicine Board Review (2013)

by Robert D. Ficalora, Paul S. Mueller, M.D., Thomas J. Beckman, M.D., Margaret Beliveau, M.D.

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE Inflammatory bowel disease refers to 2 disorders of unknown cause: ulcerative colitis...

Google previewOxford Desk Reference: Cardiology (2011)

by Hung-Fat Tse, Gregory Y. Lip, Andrew J. Stewart Coats

Aortic root disease is a common finding in ankylosing spondylitis; it produces aortic root dilation and valve regurgitation. Cardiac conduction disease is observed in these diseases, mainly AV node block. Atrial fibrillation frequency is also ...

Google previewVeterans and Agent Orange: (1994)

Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam by Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides, Institute of Medicine

Autoimmune disease is the pathological consequence of autoimmunization, either inadvertent or deliberate.

as indicated by the presence of autoantibodies , is relatively common, whereas autoimmune disease is a relatively rare occurrence.

Google previewLysosomes (2005)

by Paul Saftig

Wolman disease is the infantile form of acid lipase deficiency causing hepatosplenomegaly, various gastrointestinal symptoms, adrenal calcification, failure to thrive. Death occurs before 1 year of age.52 Cholesteryl ester storage disease is a ...

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 previewGregory's Pediatric Anesthesia (2011)

by George A. Gregory, Dean B. Andropoulos

disease. Blount disease is a growth disorder of the medial aspect of the...

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 previewHunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease,Expert Consult - Online and Print,9 (2012)

Hunter's Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Disease by James H. Maguire, G. Thomas Strickland, Edward T. Ryan, Tom Solomon, David R. Hill

l Acute diarrheal disease is a major cause ofglobal morbidity and mortality l Diarrheal illness is classified as acute watery diarrhea, invasive diarrhea or persistent diarrhea l In...

Diarrheal disease is an important cause of morbidity globally, with an estimated 4.6 billion episodes worldwide per year [1]. Furthermore, diarrheal disease is the second most common infectious cause of death worldwide.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell

Degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia may also cause amnesia, as can infections such as encephalitis or a thiamine deficiency in alcoholics. Amnesia could also be caused by a brain tumor, stroke, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

A benign disease common in women of the third, fourth, and fifth decades characterised by formation, in one or both breasts, of small cysts containing fluid, associated with stromal fibrosis and with variable degrees of intraductal epithelial ...

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 previewA New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine (1892)

Being a Voluminous and Exhaustive Hand-book of Medical and Scientific Terminology with Phonetic Pronunciation, Accentuation, Etymology, Etc by John Marie Keating, Henry Hamilton

Grave's Disease. — Exophthalmic goitre. Gubler's Tumor. — Prominence over dorsum of wrist ; seen in lead palsy. Guyon's Sign. — Renal ballottement. Harley's Disease. — Paroxysmal hemoglobinuria. Hcberden's Rheumatism. — Nodular ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1922)

Consisting of Words and Phrases Used in Dental Literature and Such Words of the Collateral Sciences as Relate to the Art and Science of Dentistry, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition by Lovick Pierce Anthony

pathos, disease). A prefix indicating relation to disease. path-o-don'tia (Gr. pathos, disease + odous, tooth). Term suggested by R. Ottolengui to indicate the branch of dentistry that relates to the treatment of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Medical Anthropology (2004)

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

Disease. William W. Dressler Diabetes Mellitus and Medical Anthropology Leslie Sue Lieberman Medical...

Cardiovascular disease, as a general term, refers to any pathology of the cardiovascular system, which would include ...

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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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