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diagnose

[ dahy-uhg-nohs, -nohz, dahy-uhg-nohs, -nohz ]
/ 藞da瑟 蓹g藢no蕣s, -藢no蕣z, 藢da瑟 蓹g藞no蕣s, -藞no蕣z /
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Definition of diagnose

verb (used with object), di路ag路nosed, di路ag路nos路ing.
to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination: The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.
to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms: The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.
to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination.
verb (used without object), di路ag路nosed, di路ag路nos路ing.
to make a diagnosis.
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Origin of diagnose

First recorded in 1860鈥65; back formation from diagnosis

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British Dictionary definitions for diagnose

diagnose
/ (藞da瑟蓹伞藢n蓹蕣z) /

verb
to determine or distinguish by diagnosis
(tr) to examine (a person or thing), as for a disease

Derived forms of diagnose

diagnosable, adjective
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Medical definitions for diagnose

diagnose
[ d墨蓹g-n艒s鈥, -n艒z鈥 ]

v.
To distinguish or identify a disease by diagnosis.
To identify a person as having a particular disease or condition by diagnosis.
The American Heritage庐 Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright 漏 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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