Definition of dysfunction in English:

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dysfunction

Pronunciation: /dɪsˈfʌŋ(k)ʃ(ə)n/

noun

[mass noun]
1Abnormality or impairment in the operation of a specified bodily organ or system: bowel dysfunction
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  • Third, sepsis and organ dysfunctions are synergistic in worsening outcomes.
  • Immunological dysfunctions, inflammation of the respiratory tract, and disorders such as porphyria have all been suggested as possible causal factors.
  • In this system, organ system dysfunctions are used to evaluate morbidity in critically ill patients.
1.1Disruption of normal social relations: inner-city dysfunction
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  • The downside is the social dysfunction I witness amongst the spectators because of alcohol consumption.
  • She just doesn't get it - the depiction of family dysfunction is not a social evil.
  • More fundamentally, such statistics do not address the issue of the conditions that give rise to social dysfunction.

Words that rhyme with dysfunction

compunction, conjunction, expunction, function, junction, malfunction, multifunction, unction

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