occupational disease: Meaning and Definition of

occupa'tional disease'

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  1. Also calleda disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation.
  2. a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession: Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of reporters.
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