Wortformen: plural dysfunctions
1. countable noun
If you refer
to a dysfunction
in something such as a relationship
or someone's behaviour
, you mean that it is different from what is considered to be normal.
...his severe emotional dysfunction was very clearly apparent.
2. variable noun
If someone has a physical dysfunction
, part of their body is not working
...kidney and liver dysfunction.
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