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five toil seven injure; injury; wound
trad. (五勞七傷)
simp. (五劳七伤)
variant forms 五癆七傷五痨七伤

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五勞七傷

  1. (traditional Chinese medicine)five strains and seven impairments”, five referring to the five viscera (heart, liver, spleen, lung, kidney), and seven to adverse effects on one's body as a result of: overeating (spleen)​, anger (liver)​, moisture (kidney)​, cold (lung)​, worry (heart)​, wind and rain (outer appearance)​ and fear (mind)​
  2. (by extension) various disease risk factors and pathogenic factors
  3. (figuratively) prone to various diseases