sore throat

noun Pathology.
a painful or sensitive condition of the throat exaggerated by swallowing or talking, usually caused by bacteria or viruses; laryngitis; pharyngitis; tonsillitis.

Origin:
1680–90

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

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Example sentences
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.
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