Meaning of DISEASE in English

DISEASE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ common

▪ obscure , rare

▪ dangerous , serious

▪ mild

▪ acute , chronic , severe

▪ debilitating , degenerative

▪ deadly , fatal , incurable , killer , life-threatening , terminal

fears of a new killer ~

▪ curable , treatable

▪ preventable

▪ communicable , contagious , infectious

▪ non-communicable

▪ congenital , genetic , hereditary , inherited

▪ childhood

childhood ~s such as mumps and chicken pox

▪ tropical

▪ blood-borne , insect-borne , waterborne

HIV and other blood-borne ~s

▪ occupational

▪ bowel , heart , liver , etc.

He suffered from coronary heart ~

▪ cardiovascular , pulmonary , etc.

▪ mental

▪ sexually transmitted , social , venereal

patients suffering from venereal ~s

▪ autoimmune , circulatory , respiratory , etc.

▪ bacterial , viral

▪ Alzheimer's , Crohn's , Parkinson's , etc.

▪ foot-and-mouth , hoof-and-mouth ( AmE ), mad cow , etc.

▪ Dutch elm

… OF DISEASE

▪ outbreak

fears of an outbreak of the ~

VERB + DISEASE

▪ have , suffer from

He has a serious lung ~.

▪ catch , contract , develop , get

You can't catch the ~ just from physical contact.

She got a rare liver ~ when she was only twenty.

▪ die from , die of

Children are still dying in their millions from preventable ~s.

▪ cause

a ~ caused by a vitamin deficiency

▪ carry , pass on , spread , transmit

the ticks that carry the ~

Such unhygienic practices spread ~.

The ~ is transmitted by mosquitoes.

▪ inherit

▪ detect , diagnose

▪ treat

▪ combat , fight

The government must take action to fight this deadly ~.

▪ control , manage

new drugs which help to control the ~

▪ cure

▪ prevent

It's better to prevent ~ by ensuring a clean water supply.

▪ eradicate , stamp out , wipe out

The ~ has been eradicated from the world.

DISEASE + VERB

▪ spread

They want to stop the ~ from spreading.

▪ affect sb , afflict sb , occur , strike sb

▪ develop , progress

▪ kill sb

The ~ has killed 500 people so far this year.

PREPOSITION

▪ with a/the ~

the number of people with this ~

▪ ~ in

Avian flu can cause severe ~ in humans.

▪ ~ of

a ~ of the digestive system

PHRASES

▪ a cure for a ~

▪ the incidence of (a) ~

the overall incidence of ~ in the world

▪ a patient with a ~ , sufferer from a ~

Sufferers from Alzheimer's ~ can't cope at home.

▪ the progression of a ~

Drugs can slow down the progression of the ~, but not cure it altogether.

▪ resistance to ~

Tobacco lowers the body's resistance to ~.

▪ the risk of ~

the risk of coronary heart ~

▪ the spread of (a) ~

measures to prevent the spread of the ~

▪ the symptoms of a ~

▪ the treatment for a ~ , the treatment of a ~

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