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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

Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
Barry Commoner

Stem cell research is the key to developing cures for degenerative conditions like Parkinson's and motor neuron disease from which I and many others suffer. The fact that the cells may come from embryos is not an objection, because the embryos are going to die anyway.
Stephen Hawking

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.
Grace Abbott

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