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sniffle

noun     /ˈsnɪf.l̩/ (also snuffle)
[C] an act or sound of snifflingWeeping and cryingColds and fluFevers and infectious diseases a sniffle (also the sniffles) a slight cold that mainly affects your nose: I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and it's left me with a bit of a sniffle.Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
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