common-cold

common cold

noun
cold ( def 21 ).

Origin:
1780–90

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common cold
 
n
a mild viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, characterized by sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, nasal congestion, sore throat, etc

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common cold n.
See cold.

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common cold   (kŏm'ən)  Pronunciation Key 
A respiratory infection caused by any of several viruses, such as adenovirus or rhinovirus, in which the mucous membranes of the mouth, nose, and throat become inflamed. Common-cold symptoms include fever, nasal discharge, sneezing, and coughing.
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