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disease

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an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • they caught a rare disease while they were traveling in Africa and were sick for weeks

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The first known use of disease was in the 14th century

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“Disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/disease. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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