social disease

noun
a venereal disease.

Origin:
1915–20

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social disease so·cial disease (sō'shəl)
n.
A sexually transmitted disease; a venereal disease.

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Example sentences
Tuberculosis is a social disease with medical implications.
It is a social disease that alters human development and the ability to relate to others.
Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease.
We encourage readers to research and discuss the humanitarian and public health consequences of this social disease.
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