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Disease synonyms

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A disease, disorder, or ailment.
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  1. A disease, disorder, or ailment.
  2. An unwholesome condition:
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
Nausea.
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  1. Nausea.
  2. A disease; a malady.
  3. The condition of being sick or diseased; illness
Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
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  1. Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
  2. A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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  1. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
  2. A disease.
  3. The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease
  1. A bad mood or disposition
  2. A mild illness, the state of being indisposed
  3. A slight illness
The state of being unhealthy.
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A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
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  1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
  2. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
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  1. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
  2. An illness; ailment
  3. A disease or physical ailment:
An illness; ailment
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  1. An illness; ailment
  2. A subject or cause for complaining; grievance
  3. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
(Dialectal) A splinter, usually of wood; a spelk.
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  1. (Dialectal) A splinter, usually of wood; a spelk.
  2. A word, formula, or form of words having some magic power; incantation
  3. (Informal) A period of physical or mental disorder or distress:
An illness or disease; an ailment:
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  1. An illness or disease; an ailment:
  2. A mental or physical derangement or disorder; disease
  3. An infectious disease of cats caused by the feline panleukopenia virus of the genus Parvovirus, characterized by fever, vomiting, diarrhea leading to dehydration, and sometimes death.
The state of being unsound
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A bodily ailment or weakness:
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  1. A bodily ailment or weakness:
  2. A moral failing or defect in character:
  3. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty:
A mental or emotional state or tendency; disposition or feeling
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  1. A mental or emotional state or tendency; disposition or feeling
  2. (Archaic) A disease; ailment
  3. An affecting or being affected
The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
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  1. The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
  2. The provision made for a parent to spend time with a child who is in the physical custody of another.
  3. A calamitous event or experience; a grave misfortune:
State, quality, or instance of being morbid
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  1. State, quality, or instance of being morbid
  2. The rate of incidence of a disease.
  3. The rate of disease or proportion of diseased persons in a given locality, nation, etc.
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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  1. An outbreak of a disease or illness that spreads rapidly among individuals in an area or population at the same time.
  2. An outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely.
  3. The rapid spreading of such a disease
Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
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  1. Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
  2. A highly infectious, usually fatal, epidemic disease; a pestilence.
  3. A virulent, infectious disease that is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (syn. Pasteurella pestis ) and is transmitted primarily by the bite of fleas from an infected rodent, especially a rat. In humans it occurs in bubonic form, marked by lymph node enlargement, and in pneumonic form, marked by infection of the lungs, and can progress to septicemia.
Anything, as a doctrine, regarded as harmful or dangerous
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  1. Anything, as a doctrine, regarded as harmful or dangerous
  2. Any virulent or fatal contagious or infectious disease, esp. one of epidemic proportions, as bubonic plague
  3. A usually fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
A disease resulting from
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  1. A disease resulting from
  2. The invasion of the body of a human or an animal by a pathogen such as a bacterium, fungus, or virus. Infections can be localized, as in pharyngitis , or widespread as in sepsis , and are often accompanied by fever and an increased number of white blood cells. Individuals with immunodeficiency syndromes are predisposed to certain infections.
  3. The invasion of bodily tissue by pathogenic microorganisms that proliferate, resulting in tissue injury that can progress to disease:
(Computer Science) A computer program that duplicates itself in a manner that is harmful to normal computer use. Most viruses work by attaching themselves to another program. The amount of damage varies; viruses may erase all data or do nothing but reproduce themselves.
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  1. (Computer Science) A computer program that duplicates itself in a manner that is harmful to normal computer use. Most viruses work by attaching themselves to another program. The amount of damage varies; viruses may erase all data or do nothing but reproduce themselves.
  2. Any of various submicroscopic agents that infect living organisms, often causing disease, and that consist of a single or double strand of RNA or DNA surrounded by a protein coat. Unable to replicate without a host cell, viruses are typically not considered living organisms.
  3. A disease caused by a virus
The transmission of an infectious disease resulting from direct or indirect contact between individuals or animals.
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  1. The transmission of an infectious disease resulting from direct or indirect contact between individuals or animals.
  2. The causative agent of a communicable disease; bacteria or virus
  3. The direct cause, such as a bacterium or virus, of a communicable disease.
A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
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  1. A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
  2. A factor, condition, or element that complicates.
  3. (Medicine) A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.
(Pathology) A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
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  1. (Pathology) A recognizable pattern of signs, symptoms and/or behaviours.
  2. A complex of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality:
  3. A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition.
A body temperature that is higher than normal. Fever is the body's natural response to the release of substances called pyrogens by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The pyrogens stimulate the hypothalamus in the brain to conserve heat and increase the basal metabolic rate.
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  1. A body temperature that is higher than normal. Fever is the body's natural response to the release of substances called pyrogens by infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The pyrogens stimulate the hypothalamus in the brain to conserve heat and increase the basal metabolic rate.
  2. A condition of nervousness or restless excitement
  3. A condition of heightened activity or excitement:
Scoring ability or potential:
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  1. Scoring ability or potential:
  2. An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.
  3. An episode or onset of a disease, especially an occurrence of a chronic disease:
An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
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  1. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  2. (Med. --- Archaic) A sudden attack of illness, as a stroke
  3. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
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  1. An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
  2. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
  3. The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
The act or process of failing to function or continue.
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  1. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  2. A failure to work or function properly
  3. The condition resulting from this:
A departure or deviation from a normal condition:
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  1. A departure or deviation from a normal condition:
  2. Any abnormal variation from a sound or proper condition
  3. The branch of medicine that deals with the nature of disease, esp. with the structural and functional changes caused by disease
The medical science of symptoms.
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  1. The medical science of symptoms.
  2. The combined symptoms of a disease.
Any small arthropod, esp. if regarded as a pest, as a louse, cockroach, or centipede
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  1. Any small arthropod, esp. if regarded as a pest, as a louse, cockroach, or centipede
  2. (Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
  3. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
An abnormally high condition of body heat caused by illness; a fever.
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  1. An abnormally high condition of body heat caused by illness; a fever.
  2. A measure of the ability of a substance, or more generally of any physical system, to transfer heat energy to another physical system. The temperature of a substance is closely related to the average kinetic energy of its molecules.
  3. The degree of heat in the body of a living organism, usually about 37.0°C (98.6°F) in humans.
Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
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  1. Any bodily or mental disorder; illness, esp. a mild, chronic one
  2. A physical or mental disorder, especially a mild illness.
A subject or cause for complaining; grievance
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  1. A subject or cause for complaining; grievance
  2. An illness; ailment
  3. A bodily disorder or disease; a malady or ailment.
A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
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  1. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
  2. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
Something that causes suffering; trouble:
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  1. Something that causes suffering; trouble:
  2. Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
  3. Evil, wrongdoing, or harm:
Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
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  1. Poor health resulting from disease of body or mind; sickness.
  2. A disease.
  3. The condition of being ill, or in poor health; sickness; disease
A bodily ailment or weakness:
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  1. A bodily ailment or weakness:
  2. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age. Debility caused by ill health or advanced age.
  3. The condition of being infirm, often as associated with old age; weakness or frailty:
An unwholesome condition:
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  1. An unwholesome condition:
  2. A disease, disorder, or ailment.
Nausea.
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  1. Nausea.
  2. A disease; a malady.
  3. The condition of being sick or diseased; illness

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 54 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for disease, like: malady, affliction, functional disorder, sickness, ailment, illness, indisposition, unhealthiness, disorder, condition and complaint.