condition


condition
noun
1 state of sth
ADJECTIVE
excellent, good, immaculate, mint, perfect, pristine
reasonable
bad, poor, terrible
original

The clock was restored to its original condition.

physical
VERB + CONDITION
assess, evaluate
PREPOSITION
in … condition

The car is still in excellent condition.

2 sb's state of health
ADJECTIVE
critical, serious
stable

Doctors say his condition is now stable.

weakened

In his weakened condition, it took a long time for the wound to heal.

peak

a young athlete in peak condition

mental, physical

There has been a marked deterioration in her mental condition.

CONDITION + VERB
get better, improve

Without this treatment, her condition won't improve.

deteriorate, get worse, worsen
assess, monitor
PREPOSITION
in a … condition (BrE), in … condition (esp. AmE)

He is still in (a) critical condition in the hospital.

out of condition (esp. BrE)

I haven't been exercising much recently, so I'm a little out of condition.

PHRASES
be in no condition to do sth

You're in no condition to tackle the stairs.

3 illness
ADJECTIVE
medical
life-threatening, serious
benign
chronic
incurable
treatable
rare
debilitating, disabling
degenerative
pathological

Doctors used to regard pregnancy as a pathological condition.

pre-existing (esp. AmE)

The insurance will not cover you for a pre-existing condition.

mental, psychiatric

She was unable to give informed consent because of a mental condition.

heart, skin, etc.
VERB + CONDITION
have, suffer from

He has a rare skin condition.

be born with

All three babies were born with an incurable heart condition.

treat

The drug is used to treat conditions such as epilepsy.

diagnose
aggravate, exacerbate, worsen

Alcohol abuse worsened his heart condition.

4 conditions situation/circumstances
ADJECTIVE
favourable/favorable, good, ideal, optimal (esp. AmE), optimum

Conditions are ideal for starting a business.

appalling, awful, deplorable, dreadful, harsh, inhumane, severe, terrible
difficult, poor, unfavourable/unfavorable
adverse, extreme

adverse conditions for driving

freak, treacherous (both only used about the weather)

freak weather conditions

stressful

people working under stressful conditions

dangerous, hazardous, unsafe
squalid, unhygienic, unsanitary
normal, prevailing
changing

Animals adapt to changing environmental conditions.

controlled

The experiment is conducted under strictly controlled conditions.

experimental, laboratory
driving, housing, living, operating, sanitary, working

The working conditions in the factory are dreadful.

economic, market, political, social
ambient, atmospheric, climatic, environmental, lighting, meteorological, physical, soil, weather

Paint shades can vary under different lighting conditions.

dry, humid, moist, warm

plants that can survive dry conditions

VERB + CONDITIONS
live in, work in, work under

An enormous number of people live in conditions of poverty.

alleviate, ameliorate, improve

an effort to improve working conditions at the plant

create

Warm, wet weather can create ideal conditions for plant diseases.

simulate

The chamber simulates conditions found at high altitudes.

CONDITIONS + VERB
exist, persist, prevail

As long as these weather conditions prevail, we are unable to rescue the climbers.

change
improve
deteriorate, worsen
PREPOSITION
in condition

in normal flight operating conditions

under condition

The samples are heated under experimental conditions.

5 rule
ADJECTIVE
strict
special
VERB + CONDITION
attach, impose, lay down, set, set out, specify

the conditions attached to the granting of citizenship

The UN has imposed strict conditions on the ceasefire.

accept, agree to

They would not agree to our conditions.

abide by, comply with, fulfil/fulfill, meet, observe, satisfy

To get a basic pension you must satisfy two conditions … 

be subject to

The bar was licensed subject to the condition that no children be admitted.

be in breach of (BrE)

He denied being in breach of bail conditions.

CONDITION + VERB
apply

Special conditions apply to the use of the library's rare books.

PREPOSITION
on condition that

They agreed to lend us the car on condition that we returned it before the weekend.

on … condition, under … condition (AmE)

I'll agree to the plan on one condition: my name doesn't get mentioned to the press.

under the conditions of

Under the conditions of the agreement, all foreign troops will leave by May.

PHRASES
a breach of a condition (BrE)
conditions of employment, sale, etc.
terms and conditions

the terms and conditions of the contract

6 necessary situation
ADJECTIVE
necessary, sufficient

a necessary and sufficient condition for the eradication of unemployment

VERB + CONDITION
create

We are working to create the conditions for peace.

PREPOSITION
condition for
7 state of group
ADJECTIVE
human

Work is basic to the human condition (= the fact of being human).

VERB + CONDITION
improve

We are aiming to improve the condition of the urban poor.


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