dysfunction
also disfunction noun Date: circa 1916 1. impaired or abnormal functioning <
gastrointestinal dysfunction
>
2. abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group <
family dysfunction
>
dysfunctional adjective

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