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sore throat

noun, Pathology
1.
a painful or sensitive condition of the throat exaggerated by swallowing or talking, usually caused by bacteria or viruses; laryngitis; pharyngitis; tonsillitis.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90
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Examples from the web for sore throat
  • Colds tend to produce runny nose, congestion, sore throat.
  • When he developed a sore throat, his doctors were relieved to find no evidence of bacterial infection.
  • If you have a sore throat, or you have strep, you're going to take your pills.
  • Many people have a mild sore throat at the beginning of every cold.
  • Most people also develop a sore throat and headache.
  • Postnasal drip, sore throat, and nasal discharge usually occur with these headaches.
  • And nothing can keep the runny nose, the aching sinuses, the sore throat and all the rest from striking in the first place.
  • If you've ever gargled with salt water to ease a sore throat or cold symptoms, you know whether it made you feel better.
sore throat in Medicine

sore throat n.
Any of various inflammations of the tonsils, pharynx, or larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.

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