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Disease

Dis`ease´
n.1.Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
So all that night they passed in great disease.
- Spenser.
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.
Disease germ
See under Germ.
v. t.1.To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
[imp. & p. p. Diseased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Diseasing.]
His double burden did him sore disease.
- Spenser.
2.To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; - used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.
He was diseased in body and mind.
- Macaulay.
Noun1.disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
affection, bane, blight, bug, bugbear, burden, calamity, cancer, condition, contagion, contaminate, crushing burden, curse, death, debility, decrepitude, destruction, disability, epizootic, evil, feebleness, grievance, harm, ill, infect, infection, infliction, malaise, misery, murrain, nemesis, open wound, pest, pestilence, plague, running sore, scourge, sickliness, sickness, syndrome, taint, thorn, torment, unhealthiness, vexation, virus, visitation, woe
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