verb (used with object), dis·eased, dis·eas·ing.
Examples from the Web for disease
Without it, they say, the disease would surely kill her within two years.
He beat his illness twice, wrote about his battles with the disease, and continued broadcasting even as his health was failing.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott|Stereo Williams|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It was a reminder that, as Beyoncé once sang, “Perfection is the disease of a nation,” and her family is hardly flawless.Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
World peace, religious tolerance, and an end to global poverty, hunger, and disease.
Despite the obvious ongoing problems with disease and access to basics, the future of Africa is bright.
He united with this kind of work the more unpleasant occupation of drawing the curiosities of disease or deformity in hospitals.Nonsense Books|Edward Lear
The ships at anchor in Carlisle Bay were, for the most part, infected with this disease.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
If sufficient care be taken to prevent their entrance, the contraction of the disease can be absolutely prevented.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague
Thorough ventilation is the best preventive of disease under the circumstances; this has been provided by fans.Stories of the Ships|Lewis R. Freeman
The disease regarded by the thoughtless youth as a trifle, is now regarded by the old man as serious.Self Knowledge and Guide to Sex Instruction|T. W. Shannon
British Dictionary definitions for disease
Word Origin for disease
Word Origin and History for disease
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.