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social disease

noun
1.
a venereal disease.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for social disease
  • Tuberculosis is a social disease with medical implications.
  • It is a social disease that alters human development and the ability to relate to others.
  • Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease.
  • We encourage readers to research and discuss the humanitarian and public health consequences of this social disease.
social disease in Medicine

social disease so·cial disease (sō'shəl)
n.
A sexually transmitted disease; a venereal disease.

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