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morbidity

[mawr-bid-i-tee] /mɔrˈbɪd ɪ ti/
noun
1.
a morbid state or quality.
2.
the proportion of sickness or of a specific disease in a geographical locality.
Origin of morbidity
1715-1725
First recorded in 1715-25; morbid + -ity
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  • morbidity and immorality are as natural as health and purity.

    The Crack of Doom Robert Cromie
  • Here conscience was overdoing its part, and passing from scrupulousness to morbidity.

    Double Harness Anthony Hope
  • The thought embodied in it, though tinged with morbidity, striking and matured.

    Regiment of Women Clemence Dane
  • I've never laughed at morbidity, or nerves, or insanity since.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
  • With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.

    A Chesterton Calendar G. K. Chesterton
  • Does he perhaps do so because they cannot in any way be made to square with his theory of morbidity?

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • Krafft-Ebing asserts that hardly any of these Urnings are conscious of morbidity.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics John Addington Symonds
  • He has none of the morbidity that often passes for refinement.

    Essays Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for morbidity

morbidity

/mɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ/
noun
1.
the state of being morbid
2.
Also morbidity rate. the relative incidence of a particular disease in a specific locality
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Word Origin and History for morbidity
n.

1721, from morbid + -ity.

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morbidity in Medicine

morbidity mor·bid·i·ty (mōr-bĭd'ĭ-tē)
n.

  1. The quality of being morbid.

  2. A diseased state.

  3. The incidence or prevalence of a disease.

  4. Morbidity rate.

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