- a morbid state or quality.
- the proportion of sickness or of a specific disease in a geographical locality.
Origin of morbidity
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Related Wordsdoldrums, malaise, foreboding, sorrow, pessimism, bitterness, weariness, grief, sadness, despair, misery, woe, discouragement, anguish, horror, distress, oppression, blues, depression, unhappiness
Examples from the Web for morbidities
- the state of being morbid
- Also: morbidity rate the relative incidence of a particular disease in a specific locality
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Word Origin and History for morbidities
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- The quality of being morbid.
- A diseased state.
- The incidence or prevalence of a disease.
- Morbidity rate.
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