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occupational disease

noun

  1. Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
  2. a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession:

    Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.



occupational disease

  1. A disease that is caused by a person's line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome , which results from repetitive motion.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of occupational disease1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

If 'cedar asthma,' the shingle weaver's occupational disease, does not get him, the steel will.

Telepaths do go insane—it's sort of an occupational disease.

The solicitor has passed upon other cases of occupational disease, with some decidedly interesting results.

We've got an occupational disease to fight—progressive mental myopia.

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