morbific


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morbific

(mɔːˈbɪfɪk) or

morbiferous

adj
(Pathology) causing disease; pathogenic
morˈbifically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.morbific - able to cause disease; "infective agents"; "pathogenic bacteria"
unhealthful - detrimental to good health; "unhealthful air pollution"; "unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint"
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Workman remarked in one of his many reports to the Executive Council that, "the source of morbific agency [was] not merely adequate to destroy the health of the asylum, but even of the neighbourhood" (Workman in Moran, 2000, p.
And let us avoid not only committed sin but also the thought of sin, like the morbific smell of a rotting body, a nasty odour, with nostrils pinched together.
Now, this same source is the locus classicus of the Ayurvedic theory of the three dosas, the three humours or morbific entities that are responsible for pathogenesis in the human organism (Caraka Samhita 1.