diabetes
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/, /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtɪs/
Noun

diabetes (uncountable)

  1. A group of metabolic diseases whereby a person (or other animal) has high blood sugar due to an inability to produce, or inability to metabolize, sufficient quantities of the hormone insulin.
  2. Diabetes insipidus, a condition characterized by excessive thirst and excretion of large amounts of severely diluted urine.
  3. (slang, humorous) Any food or beverage with a high amount of sugar.
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