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noun 
  1. A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
  1. (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: verkoudheid(nl)f
  • French: rhume(fr)f
  • German: Verkí¼hlung(de, Erkí¤ltung, f, (qualifier, Austrian) t-, de)f
  • Italian: influenza(it, raffreddore, m, {{t+, it)f
  • Spanish: gripa(es, constipado, m, f(es, gripe), {{t+, es)f
adjective 
  1. (context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
  1. (context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
  1. (context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
  1. Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
  1. Completely unprepared.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: onvoorbereid(nl)
  • French: froid(fr)f
  • German: jemand kalt erwischen
  • Italian: freddo(it)m
  • Spanish: frí­o(es)m
Etymology: (term, cald, lang=ang)


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