Significado de “disease” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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disease en inglés británico

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uk /dɪˈziːz/ us /dɪˈziːz/

B1 [ C or U ] (an) illness of people, animals, plants, etc., caused by infection or a failure of health rather than by an accident:

They reported a sudden outbreak of the disease in the south of the country.
The first symptom of the disease is a very high temperature.
She has caught/contracted (= begun to have) a lung disease/disease of the lungs.
Starvation and disease have killed thousands of refugees.

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

The real disease affecting the country is inflation.

Más ejemplos

  • Chickenpox is a very common disease among children.
  • Regular exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • There is no known cure for this disease .
  • The children were vaccinated against the major childhood diseases.
  • The disease is spread by the contamination of food and water by faeces.

(Definición de disease del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

disease en inglés americano

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diseasenoun [ C/U ]

us /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.

(Definición de disease del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)