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industrial disease

Origin of industrial disease
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for industrial disease
Historical Examples
  • Historians' English is not a style; it is an industrial disease.

    Modern Essays John Macy
  • But they did not take much notice of the hardness or of the risk of industrial disease.

    Women in Modern Industry

    B. L. Hutchins
British Dictionary definitions for industrial disease

industrial disease

any disease to which workers in a particular industry are prone
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industrial disease in Medicine

industrial disease in·dus·tri·al disease (ĭn-dŭs'trē-əl)

  1. A pathological condition resulting from exposure to a toxin discharged by a business or industry into the environment.

  2. An occupational disease.

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