Definition of common cold in English:

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common cold


(the common cold)
Another term for cold (sense 2 of the noun).
Example sentences
  • Many believed it was for research into the common cold.
  • Now if only he could find a cure for 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!

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