Disease Dis*ease", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Diseased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Diseasing}.] 1. To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His double burden did him sore disease. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased. [1913 Webster]

He was diseased in body and mind. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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