Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

intermittent claudication
lameness due to pain in leg muscles because the blood supply is inadequate; pain subsides with rest
 
union
the state of being joined or united or linked
 
hepatitis B
an acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids
 
retinoblastoma
malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
 
kelter
in working order
 
pneumonoconiosis
chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
 
inadequacy
a lack of competence
 
chronic glossitis
glossitis with atrophy of tongue tissue; sometimes accompanies pernicious anemia
 
facilitation
the condition of being made easy (or easier)
 
full employment
the economic condition when everyone who wishes to work at the going wage rate for their type of labor is employed
 
autoimmune disorder
any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
 
laryngostenosis
abnormal narrowing of the larynx
 
deforestation
the state of being clear of trees
 
cold
a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
 
dankness
unpleasant wetness
 
immurement
the state of being imprisoned
 
hallucinosis
a mental state in which the person has continual hallucinations
 
sphacelus
necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
 
pinprick
a minor annoyance
 
incompatibility
(immunology) the degree to which the body's immune system will try to reject foreign material (as transfused blood or transplanted tissue)
 
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