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General words for illnesses, diseases and medical conditions - thesaurus

Synonyms

illness

noun

the state of feeling ill or of having a disease

disease

noun

an illness that affects people or animals, especially one that is caused by infection

sickness

noun

a condition in which you have an illness

infection

noun

a disease or other medical condition that is caused by bacteria or by a virus or a parasite

disorder

noun

an illness or medical condition

complaint

noun

an illness or other medical problem

condition

noun

an illness or health problem that lasts a long time and affects the way you live

ailment

noun

an illness, usually not a serious one

epidemic

noun

a situation in which a disease spreads very quickly and infects many people

contagion

noun

medical a disease that can be spread from one person to another through touch or through the air

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affliction

noun

formal an illness

bug

noun

informal an infectious but usually minor illness

burnout

noun

informal the mental and physical condition of having no energy left, or becoming ill after a period of very hard work

case

noun

an instance of a disease

deformity

noun

a part of someone’s body that is not the usual shape

disturbance

noun

a situation in which someone’s mind or body develops a problem and stops operating in its usual way

dysfunction

noun

medical any medical condition in which a part of your body does not work normally

illness

noun

a particular disease, or a period of being ill

illness

noun

a serious mental problem

incapacity

noun

the condition of being unable to live normally because you are ill or weak

incidence

noun

the number of cases of an illness or a medical condition in a particular place, group, or situation

indisposition

noun

formal an illness, especially one that is not very serious

infirmity

noun

formal bad health caused by old age or illness

insanity

noun

old-fashioned very severe mental illness that makes it impossible for someone to be considered legally responsible for their actions

insufficiency

noun

medical a medical condition in which an organ in the body does not work as it should

invalidity

noun

the condition of being too ill or old to work

lurgy

noun

Britishhumorous any minor illness or disease

malady

noun

old-fashioned an illness

malaise

noun

formal a feeling that you are slightly ill, although you cannot say what exactly is wrong

malformation

noun

a part of someone’s body that has not developed normally and has an unusual shape

mental illness

noun

an illness that affects someone’s mind

pandemic

noun

a disease that affects almost everyone in a very large area

pestilence

noun

literary a serious disease that spreads fast and kills many people

the plague

noun

any serious disease that spreads quickly to a lot of people and usually ends in death

sickness

noun

a particular illness

STD

noun

a sexually transmitted disease

STI

noun

sexually transmitted infection: any infection that you get from having sex with an infected person, for example AIDS or syphilis

syndrome

noun

a medical condition that has a particular set of effects on your body or mind

trouble

noun

a health problem affecting a part of your body

tzetze fly

another spelling of tsetse fly

upset

noun

an illness that affects your stomach, usually caused by something that you have eaten or drunk

virus

noun

a disease caused by a virus

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