Definition for DIS-EASE'

DIS-EASE', v.t. [dize'ze.]

  1. To interrupt or impair any or all the natural and regular functions of the several organs of a living body; afflict with pain or sickness; to make morbid; used chiefly in the passive participle, as a diseased body, a diseased stomach; but diseased may here be considered as an adjective.
  2. To interrupt or render imperfect the regular functions of the brain, or of the intellect; to disorder; to derange.
  3. To infect; to communicate disease to, by contagion.
  4. To pain; to make uneasy. – Locke.

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