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Definition of "disease" []

  • A pathological condition of a part, organ, or system of an organism resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. (noun)
  • A condition or tendency, as of society, regarded as abnormal and harmful. (noun)
  • Obsolete Lack of ease; trouble. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "disease" in a sentence
  • "Read more about the Mediterranean diet for lowering heart disease riskprotecting your mental healthlower cholesterol for people with heart disease "
  • "Preventative care is a key component to avoiding heart disease, so below is a short but not comprehensive list of ways to lower your risk of heart disease*:"
  • "Adaptive Bleaching Hypothesis* satellite observations, and coral reef protection coral disease coral resistance to disease* ship groundings and anchor damage terrestrial runoff onto reefs threats to coral reefs other causes of coral decline"