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disease

dis·ease

disease

 
 
pronunciation:
dih ziz
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an abnormal physical or mental condition that causes an organism to function wrongly; illness; sickness.
He died of a rare disease of the lung.Influenza is a contagious disease.It can take months to recover from this disease.Doctors have found a new way to treat this disease.It is not known how he contracted the disease.
 
synonyms:
illness, malady, sickness
antonyms:
health
similar words:
affliction, ailment, bug, complaint, contagion, disability, disorder, idiopathy, ill, indisposition, infirmity, pandemic, pathology, pestilence, plague, trouble
definition 2: any condition, as of society, that is considered deranged, irrational, or abnormal.
These vicious crimes reflect the disease of our society.
synonyms:
malady
antonyms:
health
similar words:
abnormality, affliction, disorder, pestilence, plague
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some kinds of treatment for diseases
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some processes involving diseases
some stages of diseases
some states of people with diseases
some symptoms of diseases
some things that can cause or spread diseases
tools used to study diseases