To its primitive, diseased brain I was practically invisible, an obstacle to be ignored, and, at best, avoided.
More than two dozen lines of diseased mice have now been destroyed.
Before we necessarily had breasts, we were instructed to palpate the diseased, curvaceous effigy to feel for lumps.
late 15c., past participle adjective from Middle English verb disesen "to make uneasy; inflict pain" (mid-14c.), later "to have an illness or infection" (late 14c.); "to infect with a disease" (late 15c.), from disease (n.).
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.
diseased dis·eased (dĭ-zēzd')
Affected with disease.
Unsound or disordered.
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.