less common spelling of dysfunction

: impaired or abnormal functioning
gastrointestinal dysfunction
: abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group
family dysfunction

Examples of disfunction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And, thanks to the U.S., the Appellate Body is currently in disfunction—meaning an appeal won't be reviewed anytime soon. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 16 Sep. 2020 Other experts agreed, saying the study missed some of the most prominent long COVID symptoms -- including brain fog and autonomic nervous system disfunction -- due to a lack of data, especially from people who had experienced mild COVID and did not require hospitalization. Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2023 Sometimes, owners simply associate these symptoms of cognitive disfunction with old age. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 3 Feb. 2023 CFOs aren’t fans of operating in organizational disfunction. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 31 Mar. 2021 McLaurin's emerged as a team leader and true No. 1 receiver, producing back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns over the last two seasons, despite shaky quarterback player and overall disfunction within the Commanders organization. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Oct. 2022 Most fans and media members don’t want losing and disfunction. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 29 Oct. 2022 The combination of disfunction, violence, poverty, starvation, disease, corruption and finger-pointing have driven Haiti to the brink of absurdity. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 23 Oct. 2022 For example, people living near e-waste facilities suffer from thyroid disfunction, cancer and miscarriage. Jason P. Dinh, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2022 See More

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“Disfunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disfunction. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


variant of dysfunction

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