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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Describing Health and Sickness

Here you will learn some English words related to the description of health and sickness such as "chronic", "inflammatory", and "viral".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
autoimmune
[adjective]
relating to a condition where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells, tissues, or organs
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communicable
[adjective]
related to diseases that can be transmitted from one person to another through direct or indirect means
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chronic
[adjective]
(of an illness) difficult to cure and long-lasting
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catching
[adjective]
(of disease or illness) likely to be transmitted from one person to another
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benign
[adjective]
(of an ilness) not fatal or harmful
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autistic
[adjective]
having autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior
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asymptomatic
[adjective]
(of a disease) not showing any symptoms associated with it
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congenital
[adjective]
having a disease since birth but it is not necessarily hereditary
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contagious
[adjective]
(of a disease) transmittable from one person to another through close contact
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degenerative
[adjective]
characterized by the gradual deterioration or decline of a particular organ, system, or function in the body
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febrile
[adjective]
having the symptoms of a fever; such as high temperature, sweating, shivering, and etc.
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fulminant
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(of an illness) developing suddenly and progresses rapidly, often with severe and intense symptoms
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incurable
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(of a disease or a sick person) impossible to cure or unresponsive to treatment
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infectious
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(of a disease or condition) capable of transmitting from one person, organism, or object to another through direct or indirect contact
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inflammatory
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causing or involving swelling and irritation of body tissues
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malignant
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(of a tumor or disease) uncontrollable and likely to be fatal
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mentally
[adverb]
regarding one's mind, mental capacities, or aspects of mental well-being
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mild
[adjective]
not severe, serious, or strong
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morbid
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(of pathology) related to a diseased state or an abnormal condition, especially one that is severe or harmful
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pathological
[adjective]
relating to or caused by an illness or disease
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psychosomatic
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(of a physical illness) caused or aggravated by mental factors, such as stress and anxiety
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quiescent
[adjective]
(of pathology) relating to a period when a disease is inactive, showing no apparent symptoms or progression
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rheumatic
[adjective]
related to conditions causing inflammation and pain in joints, muscles, or connective tissues
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terminal
[adjective]
(of an illness) having no cure and gradually leading to death
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tubercular
[adjective]
relating to or suffering from tuberculosis, a severe and contagious infection that mainly affects one's lungs
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aggressive
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(of sickness or disease) tending to spread in a rapid manner
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allergic
[adjective]
caused by or relating to allergy
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anemic
[adjective]
relating to or suffering from anemia (having decreased number of blood cells circulating the body and carrying oxygen)
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asthmatic
[adjective]
related to a condition or sound characterized by audible wheezing or whistling during breathing, typically caused by narrowed airways
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diabetic
[adjective]
relating to a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to regulate blood sugar levels
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diseased
[adjective]
affected by a disease
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emaciated
[adjective]
looking thin, pale, or exhausted due to prolonged period of suffering, anxiety, or starvation
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life-limiting
[adjective]
denoting an incurable chronic illness or a medical condition that will eventually lead to patient's death
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malarial
[adjective]
of or infected by malaria, a chronic disease that is caused by the bite of specific types of mosquito
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nauseous
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inducing the urge to vomit
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viral
[adjective]
caused by or related to a virus
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virulent
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(of a disease) able to make one sick
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notifiable
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(of a disease or a crime) so chronic or serious that requires official notification and must be reported to the appropriate authorities
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peaky
[adjective]
looking pale or sickly
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celiac
[adjective]
affected by or belonging to celiac disease, a serious autoimmune disease and a digestive disorder that is triggered by eating foods that contain gluten
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symptomatic
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showing signs typical of a specific illness
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wasted
[adjective]
weak and thin, especially as a result of old age or an illness
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undernourished
[adjective]
not adequately fed or nourished therefore in bad health
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unfit
[adjective]
incapable of doing something due to being ill or not in a good physical condition
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unhealthy
[adjective]
not having a good physical or mental condition
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weak
[adjective]
lacking physical strength or energy
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rundown
[adjective]
feeling exhausted, unwell, or slightly ill, particularly after an intense physical activity
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seasick
[adjective]
feeling sick or nauseous due to the motion of the ship or boat one is traveling with
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sick
[adjective]
not in a good and healthy physical or mental state
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splitting
[adjective]
(of a headache) severe or massive
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hereditary
[adjective]
(of a disease or characteristic) able to be passed on to a child through the genes of its parents
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genetic
[adjective]
(of diseases) passed on from one's parents; related to genes
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anorexic
[adjective]
involving or suffering from anorexia
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pinched
[adjective]
extremely emaciated, particularly due to illness, lack of food, or exposure to cold
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sea legs
[noun]
an individual's ability to walk without stumbling and resist getting seasick while on a moving ship
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