from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Affected with disease.
  • adj. Unsound or disordered.

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  • adj. Affected with or suffering from disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Afflicted with disease.

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  • adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology


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