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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

  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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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Disease

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Google previewOral health : dental disease is a chronic problem among lowincome populations : report to congressional requesters

Dental disease is a chronic problem among low-income populations. Key markers of dental health and the use of services for dental problems, such as untreated caries and lost teeth, show that low-income populations bear a disproportionate ...

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 previewMedical Terminology for Health Professions (2016)

by Ann Ehrlich, Carol L. Schroeder, Laura Ehrlich, Katrina A. Schroeder

Although Alzheimer's disease is the primary cause of dementia, vascular dementia accounts for about 10 to 20% of all cases. n...

Google previewHead and Neck Imaging: Case Review Series (2014)

by David M. Yousem

Kikuchi disease is an inflammatory adenitis that is common in Japan. Affected patients have fever, enlarged necrotic nodes, rash, and headaches. 4. A. Kimura disease is a chronic inflammatory process with associated diffuse hypervascular ...

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 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 previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 Elsevieron VitalSource (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Von Willebrand's disease is a congenital disorder of hemostasis characterized by defective or deficient von Willebrand factor (vWF).

Acquired von Willebrand's disease is a rare disorder that usually occurs in elderly patients and usually presents with...

GENERAL Rx • The mainstay of treatment in von Willebrand's disease is the replacement of the deficient protein at the time of spontaneous ...

Google previewDifferential Diagnosis of Common Complaints Elsevieron VitalSource (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 (2013)

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 previewThe Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (1998)

by Ernest Holmes

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

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 previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2014 (2013)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

DEFINITION Von Willebrand's disease is a congenital disorder of hemostasis characterized by defective or deficient von Willebrand factor (vWF).

Acquired von Willebrand's disease is a rare disorder that usually occurs in elderly patients and usually presents with mucocutaneous...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Yoruba (2016)

by Toyin Falola, Akintunde Akinyemi

Akíntúndé Akínyẹmí dIsease Strictly speaking, a disease is an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning that renders a person unable to perform or...

Disease refers to disorderliness in the cosmos.

In other words, disease is a hostile influence and agency that besets humans from the cradle to the grave.

Google previewBrody's Human Pharmacology Elsevieron VitalSource (2009)

by Lynn Wecker, Stephanie Watts, Carl Faingold, George Dunaway, Lynn Crespo

Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by a loss of dopamine (DA) neurons in the...

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 previewSleisenger and Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease (2010)

Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, Expert Consult Premium Edition - Enhanced Online Features by Mark Feldman, Lawrence S. Friedman, Lawrence J. Brandt

TANGIER DISEASE Tangier disease is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by accumulation of cholesterol...

Gaucher's disease is a rare, usually autosomal recessive deficiency of the enzyme acid ...

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 previewMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review (2014)

by Stephen Hauser

SHAH, MD Epidemiology and Clinical Spectrum Public Health Significance Alcoholic liver disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Globally, approximately 2 billion people ...

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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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