Step too far off the beaten path and you could be faced with diseased rodents and filthy insects.
More than two dozen lines of diseased mice have now been destroyed.
To its primitive, diseased brain I was practically invisible, an obstacle to be ignored, and, at best, avoided.
Before we necessarily had breasts, we were instructed to palpate the diseased, curvaceous effigy to feel for lumps.
But it was good news to the poor, the diseased, the downtrodden and scorned, and all the “little” people.
These germs find conditions in the diseased bowel exceedingly favorable to them, so they begin work in an active, energetic way.
But we should remember that with our two eyes we see double only when the brain is diseased.
If disease of the muscular tissue combines with a diseased condition of the accompanying nerves, we speak of Sciatica.
Half the women on the plantation were diseased from the same cause.
Without pure air, the cow becomes debilitated and diseased, and the milk impure and unwholesome.
late 15c., past participle adjective from Middle English verb disesen "to make uneasy; inflict pain" (mid-14c.), later "to have an illness or infection" (late 14c.); "to infect with a disease" (late 15c.), from disease (n.).
early 14c., "discomfort, inconvenience," from Old French desaise "lack, want; discomfort, distress; trouble, misfortune; disease, sickness," from des- "without, away" (see dis-) + aise "ease" (see ease). Sense of "sickness, illness" in English first recorded late 14c.; the word still sometimes was used in its literal sense early 17c.
diseased dis·eased (dĭ-zēzd')
Affected with disease.
Unsound or disordered.
disease dis·ease (dĭ-zēz')
A pathological condition of a body part, an organ, or a system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms.