Definition of diseased in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈzēzd/


1Suffering from disease: all the diseased cattle have been removed
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  • The only thing I can figure is that they want the diseased bison to infect cattle and thereby harm the beef industry.
  • The company has also reduced the height of the development and has introduced a tree planting scheme to replace the diseased trees already felled.
  • A City Council report says the trees were diseased meaning they had to be axed before they toppled over.
unhealthy, ill, sick, unwell, ailing, sickly, unsound;
infected, septic, contaminated, blighted, rotten, bad, abnormal
1.1Abnormal and corrupt: I cannot bear your diseased view of mankind
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  • She refers to the place as a diseased blight whose continuing existence diminishes the country.
  • What the townspeople really suffer from are diseased consciences brought on by severe greed.
  • Are they the product of a diseased mind, a sick imagination, a temporary lapse of sanity?

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Syllabification: dis·eased

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