Translation of "disease" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun uk us /dɪˈziːz/

[ C or U ] (an) illness of people, animals, plants, etc., caused by infection or a failure of health rather than by an accident

a contagious/infectious disease 传染病
a common/rare/incurable/fatal disease 常见病/罕见疾病/绝症/致命疾病
They reported a sudden outbreak of the disease in the south of the country. 他们报告说该国南部地区突然爆发了这种疾病。
The first symptom of the disease is a very high temperature. 这种病的最初症状是高烧。
She has caught/contracted (= begun to have) a lung disease/disease of the lungs. 她患上了肺病。
Starvation and disease have killed thousands of refugees. 饥饿和疾病夺去了数千名难民的生命。

[ C ] something that is considered very bad in people or society

The real disease affecting the country is inflation. 影响该国的真正恶疾是通货膨胀。

(Translation of “disease” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)