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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)
  3. "Disease" is a composition.

Phrases with disease

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Printed dictionaries and other 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 previewApplied Pathology for Ophthalmic Microsurgeons (2008)

by Gottfried O.H. Naumann, L. Holbach, F.E. Kruse

Eales' Disease Eales disease is an idiopathic obliterative vasculopathy that usually involves the peripheral retina of...

The histological appearance of Eales disease is that of an occlusive vasculopathy.

Google previewPsychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2006)

by Sheila L. Videbeck

Pick's disease is a degenerative brain disease that particularly affects the frontal and temporal lobes and results in a...

Huntington's disease is an inherited, dominant gene disease that primarily involves cerebral atrophy, demyelination, and ...

Google previewThe Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (1998)

by Ernest Holmes

Disease Is Impersonal The word disease means lack of ease — dis-ease.

Google previewThe Retinal Atlas (2010)

by Lawrence A. Yannuzzi

Sandhoff disease is a rare progressive neurodegenerative disorder which is clinically indistinguishable from Tay–Sachs...

Sandhoff disease is an autosomal- recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the HEXB gene which encodes for the beta...

Gaucher disease is the most common of the lysosomal storage diseases.

Google previewMetabolic Encephalopathy (2009)

by David W. McCandless

Although Wilson disease is a rare disease, in patients presenting with fulminant hepatic failure it is not uncommon and accounts...

One puzzling feature of fulminant Wilson disease is the preponderance of female sex (female: male ratio 3:1).

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 Stem Cell Dilemma (2011)

The Scientific Breakthroughs, Ethical Concerns, Political Tensions, and Hope Surrounding Stem Cell Research by Leo Furcht, William Hoffman, William R. Hoffman, Brock Reeve

HEART DISEASE HEART DISEASE Five hundred years after Leonardo da Vinci's intricate drawings of the heart and heart valves, drawings that continue to inspire heart surgeons today, cardiovascular disease is a massive and growing ...

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 previewImaging of the Head and Neck (2012)

by Mahmood Mafee, Minerva Becker

Kawasaki disease is an acute systemic inflammatory disease that occurs in children less than 10 years of age. The etiology of the disorder is unknown, but the condition probably has an infectious cause. Diagnosis is based upon clinicians' ...

Google previewHandbook of Ataxia Disorders (2000)

by Thomas Klockgether

Infantile Refsum's disease is a clinical syndrome caused by mutations of peroxisomal transport proteins, peroxines, rather than of enzymes involved in lipid metabolism. Infantile Refsum's disease is the mildest form of a clinical spectrum of ...

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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley, Deborah S. Romaine, Ali Samii

Parkinson's disease assessment tools 231 carbon disulfide, and polychlorinated biphenols (PCBs). PCBs were once common in thousands of chemicals from household cleaning products to industrial solvents, and, although banned in the ...

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 Human Genetics and Disease (2013)

by Evelyn B. Kelly Ph.D.

Milroy disease is a disorder of the distribution of lymph in the body, causing swelling especially in the legs and feet in newborns. Normally, the lymphatic system, the fluid part of the blood, transports immune cells and other cells throughout the ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2007)

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 ERYTH EMATOUS PLAQUES Bannwarth syndrome Erythrokeratodermia variabilis Gottron syndrome Giroux-Barbeau syndrome Glucagonoma ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2003)

by Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom

Cause of death All countries Africa Americas Eastern Europe Southeast Asia Western Mediterranean Pacific Ischemic heart disease 1 9 Cerebrovascular disease 2 7 Acute lower repiratory infections 3 3 HIV/AIDS 4 1 Chronic obstructive ...

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 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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