adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (gentle)(manner)(detergent/sedative)Example sentences
- It's called multiple because many scattered areas of the brain and spinal cord may be affected and symptoms can be mild or severe and come and go unpredictably.
- In 20 percent of cases, mild flu-like symptoms are experienced.
- In moderate poisoning, the symptoms listed for mild poisoning become more severe.
Example sentences1.2 (not serious or potent) a mild bout of influenza
- Biopsies can be uncomfortable and you may be given a mild sedative or local anaesthetic.
- Hart explains that the gas acts as a mild analgesic and a sedative.
- A range of ointments is available that contain local anaesthetics, mild astringents, or steroids.
1.3 (slight) it may cause some mild embarrassmentuna gripe no muy fuertepuede resultar algo or ligeramente embarazosoExample sentences
- Ann was a lady of gentle and mild disposition who was very well liked in the area.
- His voice, which was always mild and gentle, suddenly became harsh.
- The apparently mild exterior and the guileless blue eyes mask a single-minded determination to carve out a successful career.
- From mild irritation to intense rage, anger increases the heart rate and blood pressure.
- And just as different PC pests annoy people in different ways, so our reactions vary from mild annoyance to extreme anger.
- The technician's face was stuck between mild agitation and intense curiosity.
- 2(winter)it's very mild todayno muy fríohoy no hace nada de fríoExample sentences
- Tropical continental air is very dry and tends to bring very warm weather during the summer and unseasonably mild weather during the winter.
- Plants suffer most when warm / mild weather is suddenly replaced with cold.
- October has come round again and the weather is still mild, with the cold snap we had last weekend coming as a shock.
- 3(cheese/tobacco)a mild curryun curry no muy picante or fuerteExample sentences
- Shepherd's purse leaves, which have a mild mustard flavour, have been used as a green vegetable in many regions.
- The effect of the hot tea bag, and still-warm mug, is to take the chill off the milk - and impregnate it with a mild tea flavour.
- With the beef came four dips: three were mayonnaise-based - flavoured with mustard, mild curry or lime - and a tomato salsa.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.