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Definition of disease:

  1. An alteration in the state of the body or of some of its organs, interrupting or disturbing the performance of the vital functions, and causing or threatening pain and weakness; malady; affection; illness; sickness; disorder; -- applied figuratively to the mind, to the moral character and habits, to institutions, the state, etc.
  2. Lack of ease; uneasiness; trouble; vexation; disquiet.
  3. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
  4. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; - used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.

Synonyms:

insanity, visitation, plague, nervous disorder, spell, complex, distemper, pathological case, contagion, unsoundness, pathological condition, ill, epidemic, health, seizure, symptomatology, temperature, affliction, psychosomatic illness, morbidity, functional disorder.

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