Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

cryptobiosis
a state in which an animal's metabolic activities come to a reversible standstill
 
sanitariness
the state of being conducive to health
 
leak
soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
 
lymphocytic choriomeningitis
a form of viral meningitis caused by a virus carried by the common house mouse
 
Noonan's syndrome
syndrome seen only in males; marked by short stature and lowset ears and subnormal fertility
 
metrorrhagia
bleeding from the uterus that is not due to menstruation; usually indicative of disease (as cervical cancer)
 
freemasonry
a natural or instinctive fellowship between people of similar interests
 
acute gastritis
gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin)
 
furring
a furlike coating of matter as on the tongue
 
itch
a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
 
polygamy
the condition or practice of having more than one spouse at a time
 
anomie
personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation
 
impurity
the condition of being impure
 
dishabille
the state of being carelessly or partially dressed
 
auditory agnosia
inability to recognize or understand the meaning of spoken words
 
haemophilia A
hemophilia caused by a congenital deficiency of factor VIII; occurs almost exclusively in men
 
cryptococcosis
a fungal infection characterized by nodular lesions--first in the lungs and spreading to the nervous system
 
reliance
the state of relying on something
 
twitching
a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
 
glove anesthesia
a mental disorder involving loss of sensitivity in the hand and wrist
 
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