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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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".


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