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cold sore

noun [C] uk   us  
a painful, red swelling, especially on the lips or nose, that is caused by a virus
Translations of “cold sore”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指嘴唇或鼻子上的)冷皰疹…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指嘴唇或鼻子上的)冷疱疹…
(Definition of cold sore from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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