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English definition of “disease”


noun [C/U]    /dɪˈziz/
a condition of a person , animal , or plant in which its body or structure is harmed because an organ or part is unable to work as it usually does; an illness : [C] Mumps is an infectious disease. [U] He suffers from heart disease. [U] Hundreds of thousands of trees died from Dutch elm disease.
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