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nounthe common cold
- another term for cold (sense 2 of the noun)
- ‘Patients often visit their GPs for relief from the common cold, when there is no medication to cure it.’
- ‘It is related to viruses that cause the common cold.’
- ‘More than 200 different kinds of viruses can cause what is known as the common cold.’
- ‘There are more than 200 known viruses which can cause the common cold, so it is little wonder each adult averages two to five colds per year!’
- ‘Now if only he could find a cure for the common cold.’
- ‘Coughing can be a symptom of a viral infection, such as the common cold.’
- ‘There are more than 100 different viruses that cause the common cold, a cough being the main symptom.’
- ‘The symptoms of influenza begin much like those of the common cold - head ache, fatigue, and body aches.’
- ‘The flu and the common cold are examples of viral respiratory infections.’
- ‘Although there's no cure for the common cold, you can make your baby more comfortable.’
- ‘Whatever treatment you use for the common cold, you will probably feel better in about a week.’
- ‘New research links lack of sleep to health problems like obesity, diabetes and the common cold.’
- ‘Like the common cold, it spreads through the air.’
- ‘A variety of viruses cause the common cold and that is why the body is less like to develop immunity against them.’
- ‘Yes, we have all tried the good old brandy, laced with honey to cure the common cold and sore throat, but this was a new discovery for me.’
- ‘While there's no cure for the common cold, old-fashioned foods can at least give you some comfort.’
- ‘Scientists have long sought a cure for the common cold - and that discovery may still be a long way off.’
- ‘Seems there's a world-wide epidemic of the common cold just now.’
- ‘However, the bacteria are not as infectious as the common cold and cannot be spread by casual contact.’
- ‘Many believed it was for research into the common cold.’
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