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diagnose

[dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz, dahy-uh g-nohs, -nohz] /ˈdaɪ əgˌnoʊs, -ˌnoʊz, ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊs, -ˈnoʊz/
verb (used with object), diagnosed, diagnosing.
1.
to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination:
The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.
2.
to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms:
The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.
3.
to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination.
verb (used without object), diagnosed, diagnosing.
4.
to make a diagnosis.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; back formation from diagnosis
Related forms
diagnosable, adjective
underdiagnose, verb (used with object), underdiagnosed, underdiagnosing.
undiagnosable, adjective
undiagnosed, adjective
well-diagnosed, adjective
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Examples for diagnosed
  • The number of people diagnosed with lupus has more than tripled over the past four decades.
  • Dysthymia, a disorder related to depression, seems to be diagnosed increasingly often.
  • Usually, it is only when their knees become painful that people go to see a doctor and osteoarthritis is diagnosed.
  • Not everyone who does things criminal is going to be diagnosed as a psychopath.
  • For me, there are two problems that the literature-displacers diagnosed.
  • Depending on where the cancer is diagnosed in the pancreas, it can affect how soon it's diagnosed.
  • The fact that they had been diagnosed with schizophrenia was unimportant.
  • The physiatrist who diagnosed this prescribed lidocaine patches.
  • The fault-a leaking oil pipe-was quickly diagnosed and remedies put in place.
  • Our knees ache, our pace slows, and we're diagnosed with diabetes or even cancer.
British Dictionary definitions for diagnosed

diagnose

/ˈdaɪəɡˌnəʊz/
verb
1.
to determine or distinguish by diagnosis
2.
(transitive) to examine (a person or thing), as for a disease
Derived Forms
diagnosable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for diagnosed
diagnose
1861, back formation from diagnosis. Related: Diagnosed.
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diagnosed in Medicine

diagnose di·ag·nose (dī'əg-nōs', -nōz')
v. di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing, di·ag·nos·es
To make a diagnosis.

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