(medicine): Cutting short; as, abortive treatment of typhoid fever.
The act of abrading, wearing, or rubbing off; the wearing away by friction.
The substance thus rubbed off.
(medicine) A superficial excoriation, with loss of substance under the form of small shreds.
(geology) The effect of mechanical erosion of rock, especially a river bed, by rock fragments scratching and scraping it.
noun (abscess, es)
(pathology) A cavity caused by tissue destruction, usually because of infection, filled with pus and surrounded by inflame, inflamed tissue.
verb (abscess, es)
(intransitive) To form such a collection of pus.
(medicine) Formal term for a petit mal epilepsy, epileptic seizure. Brief seizure lasting upto 30 seconds involving vacantness and lack of awarness, possibly including twitching; not incluing spasm or unconsciousness.
(obsolete) parsley, Parsley.
verb (ach, ed)
(intransitive) To suffer pain; to be the source of, or be in, pain, especially continued dull pain; to be distressed.
Fie, how my bones ache! - Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, II-v
The sins that in your conscience . - Keble
(medicine) Deficiency or want of bile.
(teratology) A genetic disorder, the most common form of short limb dwarfism.
(pathology) An abnormally increased acidity of the blood.
(pathology) A skin condition, usually of the face, that is common in adolescents. It is characterised by red pimples, and is caused by the inflammation of sebaceous glands through bacterial infection.
A pattern of blemishes in an area of skin resulting from the skin condition.
noun (infl, en, noun)
The condition of suffering from a pointed skull.
noun (acromegal, ies)
(disease) A chronic disease marked by enlargement of the bones of the extremities, face, and jaw that is caused by over-activity of the pituitary gland.
(disease) A morbid condition causing a peculiar brownish discoloration of the skin, and thought, at one time, to be due to disease of the suprarenal capsules (two flat triangular body, bodies covering the upper part of the kidneys), but now known not to be dependent upon this causes exclusively. It is usually fatal.
(pathology) A benign tumour of the epithelium arising from or resembling a gland.
(colloquial, psychology) A strong emotional experience. See
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(psychology) external, External display of emotion or mood.
He seemed completely devoid of .
(transitive) To influence or alter.
The experience affected me deeply.
The heat of the sunlight affected the speed of the chemical reaction.
(transitive) To move to emotion.
He was deeply affected by the themes in the play.
(transitive) To make a false display of.
He managed to a smile despite feeling quite miserable.
(transitive) Of an illness or condition, to infect or harm (a part of the body).
Hepatitis affects the liver.
One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill. --Dryden.
One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect; as, a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
(computing) In the client-server model, the part of the system that performs information preparation and exchange on behalf of a client or server. Especially in the phrase “intelligent agent” it implies some kind of automatic process which can communicate with other agents to perform some collective task on behalf of one or more humans.
(Obsolete) A corn or sore on the toe or finger
Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail
the inability to form sentences by virtue of a brain disorder
(obsolete) An acute fever.
Brenning agues. "P. Plowman.
(pathology) An intermittent fever, attended by alternate cold and hot fits.
The cold fit or rigor of the intermittent fever; as, fever and ague.
A chill, or state of shake, shaking, as with cold.
A former name for malaria.
verb (agu, ing)
(transitive) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
An ailment; trouble; illness.
(transitive) To cause to suffer; to hurt; to trouble; to afflict.
What ails him? — What's wrong with him?
(intransitive) To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled.
Present participle of to ail.
Something which ails one; a disease; sickness.
nausea brought on by turbulence during flight
motion sickness occuring during travel in an aircraft
noun (pl=albinos, pl2=albinoes)
(countable) person or animal congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); one born with albinism
congenitally lacking melanin pigmentation in the skin, eyes, and hair or feathers (or more rarely only in the eyes); born with albinism
A person addicted to alcohol.
Don't you know you've got your daddy's eyes
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One who abuses alcohol.
Of or pertaining to alcohol.
Having more than a trace amount of alcohol in its contents.
Of, pertaining to, or affected by alcoholism
(pathology) A chronic disease caused by addiction to alcohol, leading to a deterioration in health and social functioning.
(pathology ) Acute alcohol poisoning.
(given name, female, from Greek, ) .
An abnormally increased alkalinity in the blood.
(pathology) Deficiency of the hair, may be caused by failure to grow or loss after growth
Med. Loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers, which either happens naturally or is caused by disease
(context, neurology, disease) A disorder of loss mental functions resulting from brain tissue changes; senile dementia of Alzheimer's type.
Of, or pertaining to, an amoeba.
(given name, female, from Germanic, )
Lack of a menstrual period in a female when one should be present.
(pathology) loss, Loss of memory; forgetfulness.
noun , plural amnesiacs
person who suffers from loss of memory (amnesia)
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
(context, disease, neurology) A chronic, progressive disease characterized by degeneration of the central nervous system and the loss of voluntary muscle control.
(medicine) total deafness
(alternative spelling of, anemia)
(alternative spelling of, anemic)
A severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction to an allergen, constricting the trachea and preventing breathing
Extreme sensitivity to a substance such as a foreign protein or drug.
A severe and rapid systemic allergic reaction to an allergen, causing a constriction of the trachea, preventing breathing; anaphylactic shock.
(oncology) Of, or relating to, a tumor that shows little histogenetic differentiation. It implies that a tumor is high grade and likely to behave in an aggressive fashion.
(pathology) A medical condition in which the capacity of the blood to transport oxygen to the tissues is reduced, either because of too few red blood cells, or because of too little haemoglobin, resulting in pallor and fatigue.
Of or pertaining to anemia.
(medicine) A method of preventing sensation, used to eliminate pain.
The loss or prevention of pain, as caused by anesthesia.
(alternative spelling of, aneurism)
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(context, pathology, cardiology) A chest pain or shortness of breath occurring with lesser degrees of arterial blockage.
(pathology) An inflammatory infection of the throat, such as quinsy.
(anatomy) the growing together of bones to form a single unit
(medicine) the stiffening of a joint as the result of such abnormal fusion
(neurology) The inability to remember names.
(neurology) The difficulty in finding the right word.
A person suffering from anorexia nervosa; an anorexic.
Characterised by a lack of appetite, especially as suffering from anorexia nervosa; anorexic.
2005: cultural historians would trace the impact of the drug across a wide spectrum of popular culture, from the Mods of Britain to the new chic of the fashion world as exemplified by models like Twiggy. " Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 160)
Causing a loss of appetite.
Loss of the sense of smell.
(pathology) A condition in which tissues are severely or totally deprived of oxygen, severe hypoxia.
(pathology) An acute infectious bacterial disease of herbivores, especially sheep and cattle. It can occur in humans through contact with infected animals, tissue from infected animals, or high concentrations of anthrax spores, but is not usually spread between humans. Symptoms include lesions on the skin or in the lungs, and is often fatal.
(pathology) A partial or total loss of language skills due to brain damage. Usually, damage to the left perisylvian region, including Broca's area and Wernike's area, causes aphasia.
One who is afflicted by symptoms of aphasia.
Affected by, or pertaining to, aphasia.
(pathology) The cessation of breathing.
Of, or relating to apoplexy.
Extremely angry or furious to the point of being unable to move or speak.
(archaic) effuse, Effused with blood.
noun (apolex, ies)
(context, medicine) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
(pathology) inflammation of the vermiform appendix
Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment; specifically, a disorder of motor planning.
An irregular heartbeat.
(pathology) hardening, Hardening, narrowing or loss of elasticity in artery, arteries or blood vessels.