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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: mal- ( MAL-) + aise 'comfort'

malaise

noun
     
ma‧laise [singular, uncountable] formal
1 a general problem that is difficult to describe in an exact way:
a general malaise within society
2MI a general feeling that you are slightly ill or not happy in your life
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