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Disease vs. Illness

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Diseasenoun

(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction; distinct from injury insofar as the latter is usually instantaneously acquired.

‘The tomato plants had some kind of disease that left their leaves splotchy and fruit withered.’;

Illnessnoun

(countable) An instance of a disease or poor health.

‘Her grandmother had passed away after a long illness.’;

Diseasenoun

(by extension) Any abnormal or harmful condition, as of society, people's attitudes, way of living etc.

Illnessnoun

(uncountable) A state of bad health or disease.

‘Many working days this year have been lost through illness.’;

Diseasenoun

Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

Illnessnoun

The condition of being ill, evil, or bad; badness; unfavorableness.

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Diseaseverb

(obsolete) To cause unease; to annoy, irritate.

Illnessnoun

Disease; indisposition; malady; disorder of health; sickness; as, a short or a severe illness.

Diseaseverb

To infect with a disease.

Illnessnoun

Wrong moral conduct; wickedness.

Diseasenoun

Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.

‘So all that night they passed in great disease.’; ‘To shield thee from diseases of the world.’;

Illnessnoun

impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism

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Diseasenoun

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.

‘Diseases desperate grown,By desperate appliances are relieved.’; ‘The instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public counsels have, in truth, been the mortal diseases under which popular governments have every where perished.’;

Illnessnoun

a disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind

‘I've never missed a day's work through illness’; ‘he died after a long illness’;

Diseaseverb

To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.

‘His double burden did him sore disease.’;

Diseaseverb

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.’;

Diseasenoun

an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

Diseasenoun

a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury

‘heart disease’; ‘bacterial meningitis is quite a rare disease’;

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Diseasenoun

a particular quality or disposition regarded as adversely affecting a person or group of people

‘we are suffering from the British disease of self-deprecation’;

Disease

A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function of all or part of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury. Diseases are often known to be medical conditions that are associated with specific signs and symptoms.

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