Definition of morbidity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɔːˈbɪdəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɔːrˈbɪdəti//
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  1. 1(medical) the number of people who have a particular disease The programme aims to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with these chronic diseases. the malaria morbidity rate
  2. 2a strong interest in sad or unpleasant things, especially disease or death; the fact of being about these things the morbidity of his ‘Morgue’ pictures