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diagnose

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verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\

Simple Definition of diagnose

  • : to recognize (a disease, illness, etc.) by examining someone

  • : to recognize a disease, illness, etc., in (someone)

  • : to find the cause of (a problem)

Full Definition of diagnose

di·ag·noseddi·ag·nos·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms b :  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>

  3. 2 :  to analyze the cause or nature of <diagnose the problem>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make a diagnosis

di·ag·nos·able or di·ag·nose·able play \ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\ adjective

Examples of diagnose

  1. The test is used to help in diagnosing heart disease.

  2. Thousands of new cases have been diagnosed in the past year.

  3. The doctor was unable to diagnose the skin condition.

  4. a new doctor with little experience diagnosing patients

  5. The mechanic was unable to diagnose the problem.



Origin of diagnose

back-formation from diagnosis


First Known Use: circa 1859


Medical Dictionary

diagnose

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verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\

Medical Definition of diagnose

di·ag·noseddi·ag·nos·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms

  3. 2:  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to make a diagnosis

  6. di·ag·nos·able also di·ag·nose·able \ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\play adjective




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