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Definition of Disease

Disease

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

Disease Quotations

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy.
Robert A. Heinlein

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.
David Suzuki

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
William Osler

The true face of smoking is disease, death and horror - not the glamour and sophistication the pushers in the tobacco industry try to portray.
David Byrne

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
William Osler
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Disease Translations

disease in Afrikaans is siekte, kwaal
disease in Danish is sygdom
disease in Dutch is ziekte, kwaal, aandoening
disease in French is maladie
disease in German is Erkrankung, Krankheit, Krankheit
disease in Italian is malattia
disease in Latin is morbus
disease in Norwegian is sykdom
disease in Spanish is enfermedad
disease in Swedish is sjukdom
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