US: /dɪˈziz/
UK: /dɪzˈiːz/

English Vietnamese dictionary

disease /di'zi:z/
  • danh từ
    • bệnh, bệnh tật
    • (nghĩa bóng) tệ nạn; sự hủ bại (xã hội...)

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun [U, C]
1 an illness affecting humans, animals or plants, often caused by infection: heart / liver / kidney disease + health measures to prevent the spread of disease + an infectious / contagious disease (= one that can be passed to sb very easily) + It is not known what causes the disease. + protection against sexually transmitted diseases + He suffers from a rare blood disease. + A fatty diet increases the risk of heart disease. + the problem of controlling pests and disease with organic gardening methods
2 [C] (formal) something that is very wrong with people's attitudes, way of life or with society: Greed is a disease of modern society.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 sickness, affliction, ailment, malady, illness, infection, complaint, disorder, condition, infirmity, disability, Archaic murrain, Colloq bug:
The colonel contracted the disease while in Malaysia.
2 blight, cancer, virus, plague; contagion:
Panic spread through the Exchange like an infectious disease.

Collocation dictionary


common | obscure, rare |
dangerous, serious | mild |
chronic | acute | degenerative |
deadly, fatal, incurable, killer,
fears of a new killer disease
| curable | preventable | communicable, contagious, infectious | non-communicable | congenital, hereditary, inherited | childhood
childhood diseases such as mumps and chicken pox
| tropical | insect-borne, water-borne | occupational | bowel, (coronary) heart, liver, etc. | mental | sexually transmitted, social, venereal
patients suffering from venereal disease
| circulatory, respiratory | Alzheimer's, Crohn's, etc.


fears of an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease


have, suffer from
He has a serious lung disease.
| catch, contract, get
You can't catch the disease just from physical contact. She got a rare liver disease when she was only twenty.
| die from/of
Children are still dying in their millions Tobacco lowers the body's resistance to disease.
| the risk of disease
the risk of coronary heart disease
| the spread of (a) disease
measures to prevent the spread of the disease
| the symptoms of a disease, the treatment for/of a disease > Special page at ILLNESS
from preventable diseases.
| cause
a disease caused by a vitamin deficiency
| carry, pass on, spread, transmit
the ticks that carry the disease Such unhygienic practices spread disease. The disease is transmitted by mosquitoes.
| diagnose | treat | combat, fight
The government must take action to fight this deadly disease.
| control, manage
new drugs which help to control the disease
| cure | prevent
It's better to prevent disease by ensuring a clean water supply.
| eradicate, stamp out, wipe out
The disease has been eradicated from the world.


They want to stop the disease spreading.
| afflict sb, strike sb | kill sb
The disease has killed 500 people so far this year.


with a/the ~
the number of people with this disease
| ~ of
a disease of the digestive system


a cure for a disease, the incidence of (a) disease
the overall incidence of disease in the world
| a patient with/sufferer from a disease
Sufferers from Alzheimer's disease can't cope at home.
| resistance to disease

Concise English dictionary

+an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning