catastrophic illness

catastrophic illness

noun
severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: catastrophic
Next Definition: catastrophic reaction
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for catastrophic illness
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing catastrophic illness
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature