Definition of dysfunction
1 : impaired or abnormal functioning <gastrointestinal dysfunction>
2 : abnormal or unhealthy interpersonal behavior or interaction within a group <family dysfunction>
dysfunctionalplay \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
Examples of dysfunction in a sentence
The disease causes gastrointestinal dysfunctions.
First Known Use of dysfunction
DYSFUNCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dysfunction for English Language Learners
: the condition of having poor and unhealthy behaviors and attitudes within a group of people
medical : the state of being unable to function in a normal way
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