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“cold sore” in British English

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cold sorenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊld ˌsɔːr/ us /ˈkoʊld ˌsɔːr/

a painful, red swelling, 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, red swelling on the lips or nose which is caused by a viral infection

(Definition of “cold sore” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)