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occupational disease

Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession:
Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.
Origin of occupational disease
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The story of beryllium highlights the whole problem of occupational disease in the present era.
  • Workers who become disabled due to occupational disease lose wages and incur medical costs.
  • Appellant suffers from an occupational disease, and appellees do not dispute that her condition was caused by her employment.
  • Revise occupational disease law to reflect court decisions.
occupational disease in Medicine

occupational disease n.
A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, a hazard, or a repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one's occupation.

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occupational disease in Culture

occupational disease definition

A disease that is caused by a person's line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.

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