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disease - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'disease' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Disease [ n.]
- Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
- 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.
2 . Disease [ v. t.]
- To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
- To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.