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dis·ease

n :  an impairment of the normal state of the living animal or plant body or one of its parts that interrupts or modifies the performance of the vital functions and is a response to environmental factors (as malnutrition, industrial hazards, or climate), to specific infective agents (as worms, bacteria, or viruses), to inherent defects of the organism (as genetic anomalies), or to combinations of these factors  :  SICKNESS, ILLNESS - called also morbus  - compare HEALTH1   dis*eased adj 
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  de·cease  dis·azo  tus·sis 

 
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