industrial disease

noun

Origin:
1905–10

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industrial disease
 
n
any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone

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industrial disease in·dus·tri·al disease (ĭn-dŭs'trē-əl)
n.

  1. A pathological condition resulting from exposure to a toxin discharged by a business or industry into the environment.

  2. An occupational disease.

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Example sentences
In the case of an industrial disease, the insured must have contracted a
  prescribed disease during the course of employment.
The cure of the industrial disease has been the old familiar one.
We still haven't caught up with the sicknesses of industrial disease.
Report of the departmental committee on compensation for industrial disease.
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