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noun cold pronunciation in British English /kəʊld/ 
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] cold air, or a cold environment

    Plants need protection against extreme cold.

    the cold:

    Heavy curtains help to keep the cold out.

  2. 2
    [countable] a minor illness that blocks your nose and makes you cough
    catch a cold:

    I must have caught a cold on my camping holiday.

    a heavy/bad cold:

    Don't go to work if you have a particularly heavy cold.


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