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Meaning of DISEASE

Pronunciation:  di'zeez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

DISEASE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*ease"\, n. [OE. disese, OF. desaise; des- (L. dis-)
    + aise ease. See {Ease}.]
    1. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
             So all that night they passed in great disease.
             To shield thee from diseases of the world. --Shak.
    2. 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.
             Diseases desperate grown, By desperate appliances
             are relieved.                         --Shak.
             The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced
             into the public counsels have, in truth, been the
             mortal diseases under which popular governments have
             every where perished.                 --Madison.
    {Disease germ}. See under {Germ}.
    Syn: Distemper; ailing; ailment; malady; disorder; sickness;
         illness; complaint; indisposition; affection. --
         {Disease}, {Disorder}, {Distemper}, {Malady},
         {Affection}. Disease is the leading medical term.
         Disorder mean? much the same, with perhaps some slight
         reference to an irregularity of the system. Distemper is
         now used by physicians only of the diseases of animals.
         Malady is not a medical term, and is less used than
         formerly in literature. Affection has special reference
         to the part, organ, or function disturbed; as, his
         disease is an affection of the lungs. A disease is
         usually deep-seated and permanent, or at least
         prolonged; a disorder is often slight, partial, and
         temporary; malady has less of a technical sense than the
         other terms, and refers more especially to the suffering
         endured. In a figurative sense we speak of a disease
         mind, of disordered faculties, and of mental maladies.
  2. \Dis*ease"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diseased}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Diseasing}.]
    1. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
             His double burden did him sore disease. --Spenser.
    2. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease
       or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in
       the participle diseased.
             He was diseased in body and mind.     --Macaulay.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are inflicted with a disease, foretells that you will catch a slight cold or cough. Sometimes you dreams are able to spot an illness before you are aware of the symptoms. Dreaming that you have an incurable disease, foretells that you will be single and loving it.
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