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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 of sore throat
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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