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Definitions of disease

  1. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; - used almost exclusively in the participle diseased. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cause disease in; derange. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To cause disease in; disorder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To afflict with disease; to impair any part of the body; to makemorbid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Disorder of mind or body; malady; illness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Want of ease, hence pain: disorder or want of health in mind or body: ailment: cause of pain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Malady; sickness; ailment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Disturbed or abnormal action in the living organism; sickness; illness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Any deviation from health; sickness; illness; disorder in any part of the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for disease

  1. It is exceedingly important that the child be kept in bed during the entire course of the disease – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  2. What seems to be the nature of the disease – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
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