Disease synonyms

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A pathological condition of mind or body
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An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time.
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A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
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A malady or disease
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An unwholesome condition:
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A disease.
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The state of being unhealthy.
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A number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or condition
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Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.
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A minor ailment.
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Disorder or disturbance, especially of a social or political nature.
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The state of being unsound
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The quality or state of being infirm; feebleness; weakness
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(Medicine, archaic) Disease; morbid symptom; malady.
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A gathering of people in remembrance of a deceased person, especially in the presence of the body at a funeral home.
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(Medicine) The incidence of a disease, as a rate of a population which is affected.
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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A highly infectious epidemic disease, especially one with a high rate of fatality; a pestilence.
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A pernicious, evil influence or agent.
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A disease resulting from
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(Pathology, microbiology, virology) A submicroscopic infectious organism, now understood to be a non-cellular structure consisting of a core of DNA or RNA surrounded by a protein coat. It requires a living cell to replicate, and often causes disease in the host organism.
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(Finance) A situation in which small shocks, which initially affect only a few financial institutions or a particular region of an economy, spread to the rest of financial sectors and other countries whose economies were previously healthy.
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A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.
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The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
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Constant function, one-valued function (in automata theory) (in particular application causing a reset)
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The definition of a breakdown is a mechanical failure, a collapse of a system of authority, a failure of a relationship or interaction, or a collapse of someone's mental health and a descent into permanent or temporary craziness.
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Pathology is defined as a branch of medical science that studies the nature, effects, causes and consequences of disease.
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(Countable) All the symptoms of a particular disease.
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The illness or disease so produced:
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An elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses.
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A state of well-being or balance, often physical but sometimes also mental and social; the overall level of function of an organism from the cellular (micro) level to the social (macro) level.
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The capacity to resist strain or stress; durability:
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Effective legal or binding force; validity
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An exaggerated or obsessive concern or fear.
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The definition of insanity is having a serious mental illness or being extremely foolish.
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(Comput.) Of or having to do with the use of computer diagnostics
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Unsound or disordered.
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Having leprosy
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Having or showing ill will; malicious:
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(Originally) Of, or relating to disease.
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Of, pertaining to, or causing pathogenesis.
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Able to cause (harmful) disease.
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Diagnostic beyond any doubt for a particular disease.
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Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive:
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Morally evil or deadly; pernicious.
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Of or pertaining to semeiotics
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Constituting a symptom, as of a disease:
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Of or pertaining to a syndrome.
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Suggestive of disease or bad health:
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The state of being weak or feeble; infirmity.
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An endemic plant or animal
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A fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that infects rye as well as other cereal grasses fed to livestock. Ergot forms sclerotia (masses of hyphae) that replace individual seeds in the spike of the infected plant and contain a complex mixture of alkaloids, several of which are medicinally important. Ergot is the basic source of ergotamine and lysergic acid. Ingestion of infected rye produces convulsions, hallucinations, and severe vasoconstriction that can lead to gangrene. Ergot poisoning may have been responsible for outbreaks of mass hysteria and reports of demonic visions in medieval Europe.
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The quality or condition of being malignant
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
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(Biology): The quality of an organism to inflict damage on the host.
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A pathological condition of mind or body
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An organism, typically an insect, that sickens or annoys humans, hampers human activities, damages crops or food products, harms livestock, or causes damage to buildings.
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Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
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A breach of public peace; riot
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(US) A period of illness, or sudden interval of bad spirits, disease etc. [from 19th c.]
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Synonym Study

  • Ailment refers to a chronic, annoying disorder of whatever degree of seriousness the minor ailments of the aged
  • Malady usually refers to a deep-seated chronic disease, frequently one that is ultimately fatal
  • Condition and affection refer to a disorder of a specific organ or part a heart condition, an affection of the spleen
  • Disease may apply generally to any deviation of the body from its normal or healthy state, or it may refer to a particular disorder with a specific cause and characteristic symptoms
Find another word for disease. In this page you can discover 72 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for disease, like: functional disorder, epidemic, affliction, fever, sickness, malady, illness, unhealthiness, condition, syndrome and ailment.