Now, we talk about reducing the stigma of this disease—yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat.
Thus, they arrived at work debilitated by disease or exhausted by the long trek from home.
To add to the gloom, several high-profile Ebola cases have occurred in health-care workers treating patients with the disease.
In one of the odd twists that rule the world of public health, free choice sometimes gets in the way of disease control.
I would have chosen absolutely any other kind of injury or disease but this.
Intemperance may be approached from the standpoint of disease or immorality.
I found the people corrupted; and I must humour their disease.
This disease is caused by an excessive determination of blood to the head.
He had breathed into the atmosphere a subtle malaria, and George had caught the disease.
I got infected with her fears; it was as if I had caught an infection of disease.
early 14c., "discomfort, inconvenience," from Old French desaise "lack, want; discomfort, distress; trouble, misfortune; disease, sickness," from des- "without, away" (see dis-) + aise "ease" (see ease). Sense of "sickness, illness" in English first recorded late 14c.; the word still sometimes was used in its literal sense early 17c.
disease dis·ease (dĭ-zēz')
A pathological condition of a body part, an organ, or a system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.