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verb (used with object), diagnosed, diagnosing.
to determine the identity of (a disease, illness, etc.) by a medical examination:
The doctor diagnosed the illness as influenza.
to ascertain the cause or nature of (a disorder, malfunction, problem, etc.) from the symptoms:
The mechanic diagnosed the trouble that caused the engine knock.
to classify or determine on the basis of scientific examination.
verb (used without object), diagnosed, diagnosing.
to make a diagnosis.
to determine or distinguish by diagnosis
(transitive) to examine (a person or thing), as for a disease

diagnose di·ag·nose (dī’əg-nōs’, -nōz’)
v. di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing, di·ag·nos·es
To make a diagnosis.


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