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v. di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing, di·ag·nos·es
1. To distinguish or identify (a disease, for example) by diagnosis.
2. To identify (a person) as having a particular disease or condition by means of a diagnosis.
3. To analyze the nature or cause of: diagnose the reasons for an economic downturn.
To make a diagnosis.
[Back-formation from diagnosis.]
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|Noun||1.||diagnosing - identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon|
blood typing - determining a person's blood type by serological methods
medical diagnosis - identification of a disease from its symptoms
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