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Meaning of MALADY

Pronunciation:  'maludee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  2. [n]  any unwholesome or desperate condition; "what maladies afflict our nation?"

MALADY is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: illness, sickness, unwellness
 Antonyms: health, wellness
 See Also: aeroembolism, ague, air embolism, amyloidosis, anuresis, anuria, bends, caisson disease, catastrophic illness, collapse, condition, decompression sickness, disease, food poisoning, gas embolism, gastrointestinal disorder, growth, health problem, hypermotility, ill health, indisposition, lead poisoning, ozone sickness, plumbism, saturnism, status, toxaemia, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia, toxemia of pregnancy, unhealthiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mal"a*dy\, n.; pl. {Maladies}. [F. maladie, fr. malade
ill, sick, OF. also, malabde, fr. L. male habitus, i. e.,
ill-kept, not in good condition. See {Malice}, and {Habit}.]
1. Any disease of the human body; a distemper, disorder, or
   indisposition, proceeding from impaired, defective, or
   morbid organic functions; especially, a lingering or
   deep-seated disorder.

         The maladies of the body may prove medicines to the
         mind.                                 --Buckminster.

2. A moral or mental defect or disorder.

         Love's a malady without a cure.       --Dryden.

Syn: Disorder; distemper; sickness; ailment; disease;
     illness. See {Disease}.

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