diseased

adjective

dis·​eased di-ˈzēzd How to pronounce diseased (audio)
: affected with or as if with a disease : lacking health or soundness : sickly
During a transplant, the surgeon removes the diseased lung (sometimes both) and transplants a lung or lungs from a donor.Elaine K. Howley
Pruning is critical to blueberry productivity. An annual pruning regimen is needed to remove old and diseased canes, encourage strong new canes and increase the harvest.Sequim (Washington) Gazette
He said he occasionally has had to put an animal down if it is diseased or severely injured, but often works with animal rehabilitators to rescue others when possible.Sarah Bowman
Sirois believes that the confession from Hernandez, who has since pleaded not guilty, was the product of a diseased mind. Defense lawyers claim he's mentally ill, hears voices, and has rock-bottom intelligence.Andrea Peyser

Examples of diseased in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Diekman, who suffers from ulcerative colitis, missed much of the 2017 season after undergoing a three-step J-pouch procedure to remove his diseased colon. Abbey Mastracco, New York Daily News, 2 Feb. 2024 It’s designed to help surgeons remove diseased tissue while preserving important functions like language and memory. Jon Hamilton, NPR, 13 June 2024 Broken or diseased branches, on the other hand, should be removed promptly at any time of the year. Nadia Hassani, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 June 2024 Removing any dead or diseased canes will encourage healthy growth. Marie Woodward, Hartford Courant, 25 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for diseased 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diseased was in the 15th century

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“Diseased.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diseased. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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