disease noun definition in Ailments and diseases topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Ailments and diseases topic
[uncountable, countable] an illness affecting humans, animals or plants, often caused by infection heart/liver/kidney, etc. disease health measures to prevent the spread of disease an infectious/contagious disease (= one that can be passed to somebody very easily) It is not known what causes the disease. protection against sexually transmitted diseases He suffers from a rare blood disease. A fatty diet increases the risk of heart disease. the problem of controlling pests and disease with organic gardening methods