- Dysfunction is defined as an abnormality or impairment, or a deviation from accepted social behavior.
- When your kidneys are not able to filter out waste, this is an example of kidney dysfunction.
- When a group of teens engages in drinking and other unwanted behaviors, this is an example of dysfunction.
dysfunction definition by Webster's New World
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abnormal, impaired, or incomplete functioning, as of a body organ or part
dysfunction definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or social group.
- dys·funcˈtion·al adjective
dysfunction - Medical Definition
Abnormal or impaired functioning, especially of a bodily system or organ.
- dysfunctional adjective