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English definition of “cold”


noun [C] (ILLNESS)    /kəʊld/ US  /koʊld/
A2 a common infection , especially in the nose and throat , that often causes a cough , a slight fever , and sometimes some pain in the muscles : I've got a cold. She caught a cold at school .UK informal Don't come near me - I've got a stinking / streaming cold (= extremely bad cold).Colds and fluFevers and infectious diseases
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