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disease

Synonyms of disease in English:

noun

  • 1 herbal preparations to treat tropical diseases
    illness, sickness, ill health;
    infection, ailment, malady, disorder, complaint, affliction, condition, indisposition, upset, problem, trouble, infirmity, disability, defect, abnormality;
    pestilence, plague, cancer, canker, blight
    informal bug, virus
    dated contagion
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    pathological relating to disease
    epidemiology the study of the spread and control of diseases
    pathology the branch of medicine concerned with the causes and effects of diseases

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