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diagnose

diagnose

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

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

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

: to find the cause of (a problem)

di·ag·noseddi·ag·nos·ing

Full Definition of DIAGNOSE

transitive verb
1
a :  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms
b :  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>
2
:  to analyze the cause or nature of <diagnose the problem>
intransitive verb
:  to make a diagnosis
di·ag·nos·able or di·ag·nose·able \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

diagnose

verb di·ag·nose \ˈdī-ig-ˌnōs, -ˌnōz, ˌdī-ig-ˈ, -əg-\   (Medical Dictionary)
di·ag·noseddi·ag·nos·ing

Medical Definition of DIAGNOSE

transitive verb
1
:  to recognize (as a disease) by signs and symptoms
2
:  to diagnose a disease or condition in <diagnosed the patient>
intransitive verb
:  to make a diagnosis
di·ag·nos·able also di·ag·nose·able \ˌdī-ig-ˈnō-sə-bəl, -əg-, -zə-\ adjective

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