Definitions of disease

  1. an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
  2. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
  3. 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.
  4. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
  5. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; - used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.
  6. A definite pathologic process with a characteristic set of signs and symptoms. It may affect the whole body or any of its parts, and its etiology, pathology, and prognosis may be known or unknown.
  7. Disorder of mind or body; malady; illness.
  8. To cause disease in; derange.
  9. Arteriopathy, arteriosclerosis, arteriofibrosis, atheroma, arteriomalacia, arteriostosis, arteriasis.
  10. Want of ease, hence pain: disorder or want of health in mind or body: ailment: cause of pain.
  11. Malady; sickness; ailment.
  12. To cause disease in; disorder.
  13. Disturbed or abnormal action in the living organism; sickness; illness.
  14. A derangement in the structure or the function of any organ belonging to a vegetable, an animal, or a spiritual organizm, or to any organized body, such as a state.
  15. Any deviation from health; sickness; illness; disorder in any part of the body.
  16. To afflict with disease; to impair any part of the body; to makemorbid.

Usage examples for disease

  1. They really went to the place and recovered from their disease – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  2. He had never seen one of them who could hear it without going to pieces on his hands; and for that reason he never mentioned the disease by name unless they drove him to it. – Virginia by Ellen Glasgow
  3. Could she not save him, win him, wake him, cure him of the disease of Self? – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. I found it in the mail and nearly had heart disease – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour
  5. 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
  6. If any such circumstance is obvious at once, we may conclude on the mere principle of repeated coincidence that there is causal connexion between it and the disease and continue our inquiry into the nature of the connexion. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  7. It is a disease of humanity in an earlier stage than ours. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  8. Many take the disease that are never suspected. – Cattle and Cattle-breeders by William M'Combie
  9. As its name indicates, this well was supposed to have the power of washing away all disease both physical and moral, and time was when it was very popular. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  10. The disease is spread by droppings and dead birds, and through feed and water. – The Dollar Hen by Milo M. Hastings
  11. What seems to be the nature of the disease – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  12. Disease cannot touch you! – Tarrano the Conqueror by Raymond King Cummings
  13. " And if there be nothing within his knowledge, then I can only look upon all this as a disease on my poor father's part. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  14. If we are touched ever so little with his disease – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  15. The reader will readily perceive that I have views of my own on every disease considered, and that I have not hesitated to express them. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  16. Perhaps he is getting some disease – Bob the Castaway by Frank V. Webster
  17. The disease seems to be confined to the one district, but there perhaps one- half the people have it, most of them to but a slight degree. – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr
  18. " But, Erika,"- her grandmother put her hand on the girl's arm, and spoke very gently,-" you might catch some disease – Countess Erika's Apprenticeship by Ossip Schubin
  19. Slowly the disease spread. – The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon by Newell Dwight Hillis
  20. In very truth the fifth act is an ugly evil disease that carries off many a one to whom the first four acts promised a longer life. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker