NounDisease (plural Diseases)
- (pathology) An abnormal condition of the body or mind that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.
- (by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.
Adjectives for Disease
mental; malignant; lurking; prevalent; hideous; pestilential; casual; vague; infectious; incurable; mystifying; loathsome obscure; virulent; contagious; incipient insidious; organic; curious; communicable subtle; fatal; childish; indigenous; inherent; devastating; corrupting; frightful; tropical; inexorable; dread; devilish; pulmonary; inveterate; epidemic; tumorous; lingering; unconquerable; chronic; bewildering; horrible; secondary; intercurrent; febrile; fungus; advanced; inflammatory; foul; sporadic; moral; constitutional; wasting; unique; well-feigned; long-extinct; progressive; unripe; nutritional resultant; purulent.
Verbs for Disease
accelerate—; afflict with—; aggravate—; alleviate—; arrest—; attribute—to; awaken —; battle—; beget—; bow down with—; breed—; carry—; characterize—; check—; combat—; communicate—; complicate—; contract—; control—; convey—; deal with —; detect—; diagnose—; disseminate—; efface—; eliminate—; engender—; eradicate —; exempt from—; expose to—; exterminate—; forestall—; fortify against—; foster —; harden to—; heal—; immunize against—; implant—; import—; induce—; infest with-—; inherit—; intensify—; introduce—; isolate—; languish with—; master—; over¬come—; predispose to—; recognize—; recover from—; rekindle—; relieve—; resist—; smite with—; stamp out—; succumb to—; suffer from—; transmit—; usher in—; ward off—; wrestle with—; —advances; —breaks out; —consumes; —declines; —destroys; —emaciates; —fastens itself upon; —flourishes; —gains a foothold; —hangs on; —lingers; —lurks; —mani¬fests itself; —menaces; —plagues; —prevails; —progresses; —rages; —ravages; —runs rampant; —spreads; —springs up; —stalks; —strikes; —subsides ; —threatens.
Synonyms for Disease
illness, malady, rot, sickness, ailment, complaint, disorder, infirmity, morbidity, infection, attack, seizure, stroke, fit, decay, convulsion, deterioration, unhealthiness, affliction, indisposition, affection, unsoundness.
Antonyms for Disease
affection, affliction, ailment, bane, blight, bug, bugbear, burden, calamity, cancer, complaint, condition, contagion, contaminate, crushing burden, curse, death, debility, decrepitude, destruction, disability, disorder, epizootic, evil, feebleness, grievance, harm, ill, illness, infect, infection, infirmity, infliction, malady, malaise, misery, murrain, nemesis, open wound, pest, pestilence, plague, running sore, scourge, sickliness, sickness, syndrome, taint, thorn, torment, unhealthiness, vexation, virus, visitation, woe
Middle English disese from Anglo-Norman desese, disaise from Old French desaise (dis- + ease). Displaced native Middle English adle, audle "disease" (from Old English ādl "disease, sickness"), Middle English cothe, coathe "disease" (from Old English coþu "disease").
- (UK) IPA: /dɪˈziːz/, SAMPA: /dI"zi:z/
- (US) enPR: dĭ-zēzʹ, IPA: /dɪˈziz/, SAMPA: /dI"ziz/
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- Rhymes: -iːz