from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality of being morbid; morbidness.
- n. The rate of incidence of a disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being unhealthful, morbid
- n. The incidence of a disease, as a rate of a population which is affected.
- n. An occurrence of illness or disease, or a single symptom of that illness.
- n. Adverse effects caused by a medical treatment such as surgery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being morbid.
- n. Morbid quality; disease; sickness.
- n. Amount of disease; rate of sickness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A morbid condition or state; morbidness.
- n. The proportion of diseased persons in a community; the sick-rate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind
- n. the relative incidence of a particular disease
- n. the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
Recorded since 1656; from morbid, from Latin morbidus ("diseased"), from morbus ("disease"), from the root of mori ("to die") or from a Proto-Indo-European base mor "to rub, pound, wear away". (Wiktionary)