1. [ noun ] any unwholesome or desperate condition

"what maladies afflict our nation?"

Related terms: condition condition
2. [ noun ] (medicine) impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
Synonyms: illness sickness unwellness
Related terms: health ill_health disease collapse ague food_poisoning catastrophic_illness lead_poisoning anuresis indisposition growth toxemia_of_pregnancy ozone_sickness hypermotility decompression_sickness amyloidosis
Similar spelling:   mailed