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Definition of "maladies" []

  • Plural form of malady. (noun)

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Use "maladies" in a sentence
  • "But Françoise suffered from one of those peculiar, permanent, incurable defects, which we call maladies; she was never able either to read or to announce the time correctly."
  • "For people in colonial times, rational medicine could not offer superior services; thus, sufferers sought relief for their maladies from a variety of medical systems, with much less thought to ideological consistency than modern patients do."
  • "The food system has lapsed into near self-parody — a steady stream of public-health disasters (from long-term maladies like diabetes to immediate complaints like salmonella), an exploited workforce (from enslaved Florida tomato pickers to scraping-by Wal-Mart clerks), and ecological damage writ large."