[ mawr-bid-i-tee ]
/ mɔrˈbɪd ɪ ti /


a morbid state or quality.
the proportion of sickness or of a specific disease in a geographical locality.

Origin of morbidity

First recorded in 1715–25; morbid + -ity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for morbidities

  • She trusted his affection, respected his cleverness, and instinctively guessed at his vanities and morbidities.

    Old Kensington|Miss Thackeray
  • They are shocked by the morbidities of Dostoievsky and Strindberg.

British Dictionary definitions for morbidities

/ (mɔːˈbɪdɪtɪ) /


the state of being morbid
Also: morbidity rate the relative incidence of a particular disease in a specific locality
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Medicine definitions for morbidities

[ môr-bĭdĭ-tē ]


The quality of being morbid.
A diseased state.
The incidence or prevalence of a disease.
Morbidity rate.
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