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

occupational disease n.
A pathological condition resulting from a toxic agent, a hazard, or a repetitive operation encountered during the usual performance of one’s occupation.

A disease that is caused by a person’s line of work, or occupation. A common occupational disease is carpal tunnel syndrome, which results from repetitive motion.


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