condition

A medical problem or illness can be referred to as a condition. Your skin condition isn't contagious, but it still looks bad — scabby and scaly. You won't even need makeup to dress as a zombie for Halloween.

A condition is also a requirement or prerequisite for something. As a condition of your acceptance to college, you may have to maintain certain grades and do well on a standardized test. Condition can refer as well to the state or quality of something. The condition of your apartment building might be so appalling that your mail carrier has stopped delivering your mail.

Definitions of condition
  1. noun
    a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing
    “the human condition
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    social stratification, stratification
    the condition of being arranged in social strata or classes within a group
    ordinary
    the expected or commonplace condition or situation
    introversion, invagination
    the condition of being folded inward or sheathed
    roots
    the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
    lysogenicity, lysogeny
    the condition of a host bacterium that has incorporated a phage into its own genetic material
    circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion
    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    amphidiploidy
    the condition of being amphidiploid
    diploidy
    the condition of being diploid
    haploidy
    the condition of being haploid
    heteroploidy
    the condition of being heteroploid
    polyploidy
    the condition of being polyploid
    mosaicism
    the condition in which an organism has two or more cell populations that differ in genetic makeup
    orphanage, orphanhood
    the condition of being a child without living parents
    stigmatism
    the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
    transsexualism
    condition in which a person assumes the identity and permanently acts the part of the gender opposite to his or her biological sex
    good fortune, good luck, luckiness
    an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
    providence
    a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures
    bad luck, ill luck, misfortune, tough luck
    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
    failure
    lack of success
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  2. noun
    a state at a particular time
    “a condition (or state) of disrepair”
    synonyms: status
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    diversity
    the condition or result of being changeable
    anchorage
    the condition of being secured to a base
    health
    the general condition of body and mind
    modality, mode
    a particular functioning condition or arrangement
    ecological niche, niche
    (ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
    noise conditions
    the condition of being noisy (as in a communication channel)
    involvement, participation
    the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
    prepossession
    the condition of being prepossessed
    regularisation, regularization
    the condition of having been made regular (or more regular)
    saturation
    a condition in which a quantity no longer responds to some external influence
    silence
    the state of being silent (as when no one is speaking)
    position, situation
    a condition or position in which you find yourself
    ski conditions
    the amount and state of snow for skiing
    nomination
    the condition of having been proposed as a suitable candidate for appointment or election
    standardisation, standardization
    the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
    stigmatism
    (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
    astigmatism, astigmia
    (optics) defect in an optical system in which light rays from a single point fail to converge in a single focal point
    way
    the condition of things generally
    circumstance
    a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
    homelessness
    the state or condition of having no home (especially the state of living in the streets)
    reinstatement
    the condition of being reinstated
    place
    proper or appropriate position or location
    celibacy
    an unmarried status
    virginity
    the condition or quality of being a virgin
    innocence
    a state or condition of being innocent of a specific crime or offense
    innocence, pureness, purity, sinlessness, whiteness
    the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
    guilt, guiltiness
    the state of having committed an offense
    encapsulation
    the condition of being enclosed (as in a capsule)
    polarisation, polarization
    the condition of having or giving polarity
    physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state
    the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
    hyalinisation, hyalinization
    the state of being hyaline or having become hyaline
    vacuolation, vacuolisation, vacuolization
    the state of having become filled with vacuoles
    protuberance
    the condition of being protuberant; the condition of bulging out
    curvature
    (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state
    (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic
    difficulty
    a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
    improvement, melioration
    a condition superior to an earlier condition
    declination, decline
    a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    ennoblement
    the state of being noble
    ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance
    the state that exists when one person or group has power over another
    comfort, comfortableness
    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
    discomfort, uncomfortableness
    the state of being tense and feeling pain
    demand, need
    a condition requiring relief
    fullness
    the condition of being filled to capacity
    emptiness
    the state of containing nothing
    nakedness, nudeness, nudity
    the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
    depilation, hairlessness
    the condition of being void of hair
    deshabille, dishabille
    the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
    hopefulness
    full of hope
    despair, desperation
    a state in which all hope is lost or absent
    pureness, purity
    being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material
    impureness, impurity
    the condition of being impure
    financial condition
    the condition of (corporate or personal) finances
    economic condition
    the condition of the economy
    sanitary condition
    the state of sanitation (clean or dirty)
    tilth
    the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
    order, orderliness
    a condition of regular or proper arrangement
    disorder, disorderliness
    a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    normalcy, normality
    being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
    lactosuria
    presence of lactose in the urine; can occur during pregnancy or lactation
    environmental condition
    the state of the environment
    climate, mood
    the prevailing psychological state
    ambiance, ambience, atmosphere
    a particular environment or surrounding influence
    immunity, unsusceptibility
    the state of not being susceptible
    immunity, resistance
    (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    subservience
    the condition of being something that is useful in reaching an end or carrying out a plan
    susceptibility, susceptibleness
    the state of being susceptible; easily affected
    wetness
    the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
    the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
    safety
    the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    danger
    the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
    tautness, tenseness, tension, tensity
    the physical condition of being stretched or strained
    amyotonia, atonia, atonicity, atony
    lack of normal muscular tension or tonus
    laxity, laxness
    the condition of being physiologically lax
    repair
    a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    soundness
    a state or condition free from damage or decay
    muteness, mutism
    the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak
    eye condition
    the condition of the optical properties of the eye
    unsoundness
    a condition of damage or decay
    impropriety
    the condition of being improper
    dark, darkness, iniquity, wickedness
    absence of moral or spiritual values
    illumination, light
    a condition of spiritual awareness; divine illumination
    malady
    any unwholesome or desperate condition
    serration
    the condition of being serrated
    absolution
    the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance
    automation
    the condition of being automatically operated or controlled
    brutalisation, brutalization
    the condition of being treated in a cruel and savage manner
    condemnation
    the condition of being strongly disapproved of
    deification
    the condition of being treated like a god
    diversification
    the condition of being varied
    exoneration
    the condition of being relieved from blame or obligation
    facilitation
    the condition of being made easy (or easier)
    frizz
    the condition of being formed into small tight curls
    fruition
    the condition of bearing fruit
    hospitalisation, hospitalization
    the condition of being treated as a patient in a hospital
    identification
    the condition of having the identity (of a person or object) established
    impaction
    the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed
    ionisation, ionization
    the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    irradiation
    the condition of being exposed to radiation
    leakiness
    the condition of permitting leaks or leakage
    lubrication
    the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
    mechanisation, mechanization
    the condition of having a highly technical implementation
    motivation
    the condition of being motivated
    mummification
    a condition resembling that of a mummy
    preservation
    the condition of being (well or ill) preserved
    prognathism
    the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
    rustication
    the condition naturally attaching to life in the country
    rustiness
    the condition of being coated or clogged with rust
    scandalisation, scandalization
    the condition of being shocked (as by improper behavior)
    submission
    the condition of having submitted to control by someone or something else
    urbanisation, urbanization
    the condition of being urbanized
    cognitive state, state of mind
    the state of a person's cognitive processes
    wakefulness
    a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
    easy money
    the economic condition in which credit is easy to secure
    tight money
    the economic condition in which credit is difficult to secure and interest rates are high
    saturation point
    (chemistry) the stage at which a substance will receive no more of another substance in solution or in a vapor
    place, shoes
    a particular situation
    poverty trap
    a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off
    soup
    an unfortunate situation
    stymie, stymy
    a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    vagrancy
    the state of wandering from place to place; having no permanent home or means of livelihood
    case, event
    a special set of circumstances
    hinge
    a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
    playing field
    the circumstances under which competition occurs
    bloodiness
    the state of being bloody
    incompatibility
    (immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
    blamelessness, guiltlessness, inculpability, inculpableness
    a state of innocence
    cleanness
    without moral defects
    clear
    the state of being free of suspicion
    blameworthiness, culpability, culpableness
    a state of guilt
    bloodguilt
    the state of being guilty of bloodshed and murder
    complicity
    guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense
    criminalism, criminality, criminalness
    the state of being a criminal
    guilt by association
    the attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty
    impeachability, indictability
    the state of being liable to impeachment
    recession
    the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year
    acathexia
    an inability to retain bodily secretions
    angiotelectasia
    dilation and enlargement of arterioles
    torpidity, torpor
    a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility
    frame of mind, state of mind
    a temporary psychological state
    agalactia, agalactosis
    a condition in which milk is not secreted in the mother's breasts after her child has been delivered
    anaesthesia, anesthesia
    loss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
    anhidrosis, anhydrosis
    failure of the sweat glands
    arousal
    a state of heightened physiological activity
    sleep, slumber
    a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    sleep, sopor
    a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    aboulia, abulia
    a loss of will power
    anhedonia
    an inability to experience pleasure
    depersonalisation, depersonalization
    (existentialism) a loss of personal identity; a feeling of being an anonymous cog in an impersonal social machine
    hypnosis
    a state that resembles sleep but that is induced by suggestion
    fugue
    a dreamlike state of altered consciousness that may last for hours or days
    drive
    a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
    elastosis
    breakdown of elastic tissue (as the loss of elasticity in the skin of elderly people that results from degeneration of connective tissue)
    flatulence, flatulency, gas
    a state of excessive gas in the alimentary canal
    flection, flexion, flexure
    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    estrus, heat, oestrus, rut
    applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
    anestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus
    applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or interval of sexual inactivity between two periods of estrus
    hypercapnia, hypercarbia
    the physical condition of having the presence of an abnormally high level of carbon dioxide in the circulating blood
    acapnia, hypocapnia
    a state in which the level of carbon dioxide in the blood is lower than normal; can result from deep or rapid breathing
    asphyxia
    a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas
    oxygen debt
    a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
    hyperthermia, hyperthermy
    abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
    normothermia
    normal body temperature
    hypothermia
    subnormal body temperature
    muscularity
    the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle
    myasthenia
    any muscular weakness
    infertility, sterility
    the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
    false pregnancy, pseudocyesis
    physiological state in which a woman exhibits symptoms of pregnancy but is not pregnant
    gestation, maternity, pregnancy
    the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus
    rigor mortis
    temporary stiffness of joints and muscular rigidity occurring after death
    vitalisation, vitalization
    the state of being vitalized and filled with life
    good health, healthiness
    the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
    fecundity, fertility
    the state of being fertile; capable of producing offspring
    potence, potency
    the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse
    pathological state
    a physical condition that is caused by disease
    disorder, upset
    a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    cellularity
    the state of having cells
    addiction, dependance, dependence, dependency, habituation
    being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
    suspended animation
    a temporary cessation of vital functions with loss of consciousness resembling death; usually resulting from asphyxia
    cryptobiosis
    a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill
    dilatation, distension, distention
    the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
    emmetropia
    (ophthalmology) the normal refractive condition of the eye in which there is clear focus of light on the retina
    psychic trauma, trauma
    an emotional wound or shock often having long-lasting effects
    sedation
    a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent
    hyperpigmentation
    unusual darkening of the skin
    hypopigmentation
    unusual lack of skin color
    amyxia
    a condition in which no mucus in produced
    morale
    a state of individual psychological well-being based upon a sense of confidence and usefulness and purpose
    anxiety, anxiousness
    (psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic
    hallucinosis
    a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
    identity crisis
    distress and disorientation (especially in adolescence) resulting from conflicting pressures and uncertainty about one's self and one's role in society
    nerves, nervousness
    an uneasy psychological state
    delusion, psychotic belief
    (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
    mental health
    the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
    mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy
    any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
    agitation
    a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
    depression
    a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
    elation
    an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
    cold sweat
    the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear
    annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation
    the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
    enchantment, spell, trance
    a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    bitch
    an unpleasant difficulty
    morass, plight, predicament, quagmire, quandary
    a situation from which extrication is difficult especially an unpleasant or trying one
    rattrap
    a difficult entangling situation
    pinch
    a painful or straitened circumstance
    fix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle
    informal terms for a difficult situation
    hard time, rough sledding
    a difficulty that can be overcome with effort
    strain, stress
    difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    mire
    a difficulty or embarrassment that is hard to extricate yourself from
    job, problem
    a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
    situation
    a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
    disassociation, dissociation
    a state in which some integrated part of a person's life becomes separated from the rest of the personality and functions independently
    betterment
    an improvement that adds to the value of a property or facility
    development
    a state in which things are improving; the result of developing (as in the early part of a game of chess)
    disuse, neglect
    the state of something that has been unused and neglected
    twilight
    a condition of decline following successes
    wreck
    something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    reformation
    improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs
    refurbishment, renovation, restoration
    the state of being restored to its former good condition
    ascendant, ascendent
    position or state of being dominant or in control
    domination, mastery, supremacy
    power to dominate or defeat
    predominance, predomination, prepotency
    the state of being predominant over others
    dominion, rule
    dominance or power through legal authority
    regulation
    the state of being controlled or governed
    absolutism, despotism, tyranny
    dominance through threat of punishment and violence
    monopoly
    exclusive control or possession of something
    ease, relief
    the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress)
    solace, solacement
    comfort in disappointment or misery
    cosiness, coziness, snugness
    a state of warm snug comfort
    convenience
    the state of being suitable or opportune
    incommodiousness, inconvenience
    an inconvenient discomfort
    malaise, unease, uneasiness
    physical discomfort (as mild sickness or depression)
    hangover, katzenjammer
    disagreeable aftereffects from the use of drugs (especially alcohol)
    wretchedness
    the character of being uncomfortable and unpleasant
    deficiency, lack, want
    the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
    necessity
    the condition of being essential or indispensable
    repletion, satiation, satiety
    the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
    excess, overabundance, surfeit
    the state of being more than full
    solidity
    state of having the interior filled with matter
    infestation
    the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
    blankness
    the state of being blank; void; emptiness
    hollowness
    the state of being hollow: having an empty space within
    vacancy
    the state of being unoccupied
    vacuity, vacuum
    the absence of matter
    nude
    without clothing (especially in the phrase `in the nude')
    altogether, birthday suit, raw
    informal terms for nakedness
    undress
    partial or complete nakedness
    bareness
    the state of being unclothed and exposed (especially of a part of the body)
    baldness, phalacrosis
    the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
    shirtsleeves
    not wearing a jacket
    solvency
    the ability to meet maturing obligations as they come due
    insolvency
    the lack of financial resources
    confidence
    a state of confident hopefulness that events will be favorable
    anticipation, expectation
    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment
    plainness
    the state of being unmixed with other material
    adulteration, debasement
    being mixed with extraneous material; the product of adulterating
    admixture, alloy
    the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
    contamination, taint
    the state of being contaminated
    dirtiness
    the state of containing dirty impurities
    putridity
    the state of being putrid
    credit crunch, liquidity crisis, squeeze
    a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    depression, economic crisis, slump
    a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    full employment
    the economic condition when everyone who wishes to work at the going wage rate for their type of labor is employed
    prosperity
    an economic state of growth with rising profits and full employment
    softness
    a state of declining economic condition
    wealth, wealthiness
    the state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money
    impoverishment, poorness, poverty
    the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
    shakeout
    an economic condition that results in the elimination of marginally financed participants in an industry
    wage setter
    any economic condition or variable that serves to set wage rates
    sanitariness
    the state of being conducive to health
    unsanitariness
    a state that is not conducive to health
    cleanness
    the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities
    spit and polish
    careful attention to order and appearance (as in the military)
    kelter, kilter
    in working order
    tidiness
    the habit of being tidy
    shambles
    a condition of great disorder
    dirtiness, uncleanness
    the state of being unsanitary
    untidiness
    the condition of being untidy
    mess, messiness, muss, mussiness
    a state of confusion and disorderliness
    disarrangement, disorganisation, disorganization
    a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
    clutter, fuddle, jumble, mare's nest, muddle, smother, welter
    a confused multitude of things
    averageness
    the state of being that is average; indicates normality but with connotations of mediocrity
    commonness, expectedness
    the state of being that is commonly observed
    typicality
    the state of being that is typical
    abnormalcy, abnormality
    an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
    blockage, obstruction
    the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
    intoxication, poisoning, toxic condition
    the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    pollution
    undesirable state of the natural environment being contaminated with harmful substances as a consequence of human activities
    erosion
    condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind
    deforestation
    the state of being clear of trees
    depopulation
    the condition of having reduced numbers of inhabitants (or no inhabitants at all)
    climate, clime
    the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
    glaciation
    the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
    inhospitableness
    the environmental condition in a region that lacks a favorable climate or terrain for life or growth
    meteorological conditions
    the prevailing environmental conditions as they influence the prediction of weather
    genius loci
    the special atmosphere of a place
    gloom, gloominess, glumness
    an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    miasm, miasma
    an unwholesome atmosphere
    feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, look, smell, spirit, tone
    the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    immunogenicity
    the property of eliciting an immune response
    acquired immunity
    immunity to a particular disease that is not innate but has been acquired during life; immunity can be acquired by the development of antibodies after an attack of an infectious disease or by a pregnant mother passing antibodies through the placenta to a fetus or by vaccination
    innate immunity, natural immunity
    immunity to disease that occurs as part of an individual's natural biologic makeup
    exemption, freedom
    immunity from an obligation or duty
    liability
    the state of being legally obliged and responsible
    capability, capacity
    the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    predisposition, sensitivity
    susceptibility to a pathogen
    reactivity
    ready susceptibility to chemical change
    suggestibility
    susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion
    muddiness, sloppiness, wateriness
    the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water
    moisture, wet
    wetness caused by water
    humidity, humidness
    wetness in the atmosphere
    damp, dampness, moistness
    a slight wetness
    sogginess
    a heavy wetness
    dehydration, desiccation
    dryness resulting from the removal of water
    drought, drouth
    a shortage of rainfall
    aridity, aridness, thirstiness
    a deficiency of moisture (especially when resulting from a permanent absence of rainfall)
    sereness
    a withered dryness
    conjunctivitis arida, xeroma, xerophthalmia, xerophthalmus
    abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eyes; may be due to a systemic deficiency of vitamin A
    dry mouth, xerostomia
    abnormal dryness of the mouth resulting from decreased secretion of saliva
    biosafety
    safety from exposure to infectious agents
    risklessness
    safety as a consequence of entailing no risk
    impregnability, invulnerability
    having the strength to withstand attack
    salvation
    the state of being saved or preserved from harm
    security
    the state of being free from danger or injury
    clear and present danger
    a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
    hazardousness, perilousness
    the state of being dangerous
    insecurity
    the state of being subject to danger or injury
    peril, riskiness
    a state of danger involving risk
    exposure, vulnerability
    the state of being vulnerable or exposed
    tone, tonicity, tonus
    the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
    fitness, seaworthiness
    fitness to traverse the seas
    airworthiness
    fitness to fly
    deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism
    congenital deafness that results in inability to speak
    analgesia
    absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
    anisometropia
    difference in the refractive power of the two eyes
    isometropia
    equality of refractive power in the two eyes
    disrepair
    the state of being in poor condition or in need of repair
    decay
    an inferior state resulting from the process of decaying
    foulness
    disgusting wickedness and immorality
    urinary hesitancy
    difficulty in beginning the flow of urine; associated with prostate enlargement in men and with narrowing of the urethral opening in women; may be caused by emotional stress in either men or women
    wall
    a difficult or awkward situation
    oligospermia
    insufficient spermatozoa in the semen
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    state
    the way something is with respect to its main attributes
  3. noun
    the state of (good) health (especially in the phrases `in condition' or `in shape' or `out of condition' or `out of shape')
    synonyms: shape
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    fitness, physical fitness
    good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    fettle
    a state of fitness and good health
    type of:
    good health, healthiness
    the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
  4. noun
    an illness, disease, or other medical problem
    “a heart condition
    “a skin condition
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    illness, malady, sickness, unwellness
    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  5. noun
    the procedure that is varied in order to estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition
    synonyms: experimental condition
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    type of:
    procedure, process
    a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
  6. verb
    put into a better state
    “he conditions old cars”
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    recondition
    bring into an improved condition
    type of:
    ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
    make better
  7. verb
    develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control
    synonyms: check, discipline, train
    groom, prepare, train
    educate for a future role or function
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    mortify
    practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    type of:
    develop, make grow
    cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development
  8. verb
    establish a conditioned response
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    type of:
    instruct, learn, teach
    impart skills or knowledge to
  9. verb
    apply conditioner to in order to make smooth and shiny
    “I condition my hair after washing it”
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    type of:
    shampoo
    use shampoo on (hair)
  10. noun
    an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    synonyms: precondition, stipulation
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    boundary condition
    (mathematics) a condition specified for the solution to a set of differential equations
    provision, proviso
    a stipulated condition
    type of:
    assumption, premise, premiss
    a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  11. noun
    (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
    “the contract set out the conditions of the lease”
    synonyms: term
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  12. noun
    information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
    synonyms: circumstance, consideration
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    justification
    something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
    mitigating circumstance
    (law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense
    type of:
    information
    knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
  13. verb
    specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    synonyms: qualify, specify, stipulate
    stipulate
    give a guarantee or promise of
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    provide
    determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
    type of:
    contract, undertake
    enter into a contractual arrangement
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