Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Asiatic cholera
an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
 
discomfort
the state of being tense and feeling pain
 
dinginess
discoloration due to dirtiness
 
pinkeye
inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye
 
granville wilt
a bacterial wilt of tobacco plants
 
cleavage
the state of being split or cleft
 
PKU
a genetic disorder of metabolism; lack of the enzyme needed to turn phenylalanine into tyrosine results in an accumulation of phenylalanine in the body fluids which causes various degrees of mental deficiency
 
civil death
the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment
 
sunburn
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
 
aphthous ulcer
a blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract
 
tabes
wasting of the body during a chronic disease
 
dysentery
an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea
 
soup
an unfortunate situation
 
figural blindness
inability to see shapes and contours
 
accent
special importance or significance
 
dystopia
state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror
 
prognathism
the condition of being prognathous; the condition of having a projecting jaw
 
nightmare
a situation resembling a terrifying dream
 
brain disorder
any disorder or disease of the brain
 
acidemia
a blood disorder characterized by an increased concentration of hydrogen ions in the blood (which falls below 7 on the pH scale)
 
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