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Meaning of “cold sore” in the English Dictionary

"cold sore" in British English

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cold sorenoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​painful, ​redswelling, ​especially on the ​lips or ​nose, that is ​caused by a ​virus
(Definition of cold sore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cold sore" in American English

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cold sorenoun [C]

 /ˈkoʊld ˌsɔr, ˈsoʊr/
a ​painful, ​redswelling on the ​lips or ​nose which is caused by a ​viralinfection
(Definition of cold sore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cold sore”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指嘴唇或鼻子上的)冷疱疹…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指嘴唇或鼻子上的)冷皰疹…
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