Wordlist: Illnesses and diseases - List 5

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sore
 
causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive
 
sore throat
 
any inflammation that causes soreness of the inside of the part between the head and the corpus
 
cold
 
a common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever
 
catch a cold
 
 
cough
 
a sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary; a condition that causes such an expulsion of air
 
cough
 
to push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion
 
flu
 
an acute contagious disease of the upper airways and lungs, caused by a virus, which rapidly spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics
 
temperature
 
an elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses
 
sneeze
 
an act of expelling air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
 
sneeze
 
to expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
 
allergy
 
any condition of hypersensitivity of the immune system to a substance
 
allergic
 
having an allergy to a substance
 
rash
 
an area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin
 
itch
 
to feel the need to scratch
 
pus
 
a whitish-yellow or yellow substance made primarily of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria, normally found in regions of bacterial infection
 
 
  • sore
    • sore[sɔː(ɹ)](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive
    • Example:
      • Her feet were sore from walking so far.
  • sore throat
    • sore throat(uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • any inflammation that causes soreness of the inside of the part between the head and the corpus
    • Example:
      • I can barely swallow becuase I've got a sore throat.
  • cold
    • cold, colds[kəʊld](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever
    • Example:
      • I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.
    • catch a cold(Chunk)
    • Example:
      • I mustn't catch a cold before I have my exams.
  • cough
    • cough, coughs[kɒf](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary; a condition that causes such an expulsion of air
    • Example:
      • Sorry, I can't come to work today – I've got a nasty cough.
    • cough[kɒf](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion
    • Example:
      • I breathed in a load of smoke by mistake, and started to cough.
  • flu
    • flu, flus[fluː](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an acute contagious disease of the upper airways and lungs, caused by a virus, which rapidly spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics
    • Example:
      • I can't come because I've got the flu.
      • Synonym(s):
        influenza
  • temperature
    • temperature, temperatures[ˈtɛmpərɪʧə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses
    • Example:
      • You have a temperature; I think you should stay home today.
    • sneeze, sneezes[sniːz](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an act of expelling air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
    • Example:
      • The noisy sneeze woke up his girlfriend.
  • sneeze
    • sneeze[sniːz](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
    • Example:
      • The flu made her sneeze and cough a lot.
  • allergy
    • allergy, allergies[ˈælərdʒi](noun)
    • Definition:
      • any condition of hypersensitivity of the immune system to a substance
    • Example:
      • Hay fever is an allergy.
      • Synonym(s):
        intolerance
    • allergic[ə.ˈlɜr.dʒɪk](adjective)
    • Definition:
      • having an allergy to a substance
    • Example:
      • I am allergic to cats.
  • rash
    • rash, rashes[ræʃ](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin
    • Example:
      • Do you have a rash on your neck?
  • itch
    • itch[ɪtʃ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to feel the need to scratch
    • Example:
      • My back itches badly, can you scratch it, honey?
    • pus[pʌs](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • a whitish-yellow or yellow substance made primarily of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria, normally found in regions of bacterial infection
    • Example:
      • There's pus coming out of the cut.
 

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cold
cough
cough
flu
temperature
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allergy
allergic
rash
itch
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        cough
        a sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary; a condition that causes such an expulsion of air
        cough
        to push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion
        sore throat
        any inflammation that causes soreness of the inside of the part between the head and the corpus
        cold
        a common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever
        temperature
        an elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses
        sore
        causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive
        itch
        to feel the need to scratch
        catch a cold
        rash
        an area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin
        allergic
        having an allergy to a substance
        sneeze
        an act of expelling air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
        allergy
        any condition of hypersensitivity of the immune system to a substance
        sneeze
        to expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
        pus
        a whitish-yellow or yellow substance made primarily of dead white blood cells and dead bacteria, normally found in regions of bacterial infection
        flu
        an acute contagious disease of the upper airways and lungs, caused by a virus, which rapidly spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics
         
         
         

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        sore throat
        any inflammation that causes soreness of the inside of the part between the head and the corpus
        cough
        a sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary; a condition that causes such an expulsion of air
        sneeze+1
        to expel air as a reflex induced by an irritation in the nose
        flu
        an acute contagious disease of the upper airways and lungs, caused by a virus, which rapidly spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics
        allergy
        any condition of hypersensitivity of the immune system to a substance
        sore
        causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive
        cold
        a common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever
        rash
        an area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin
        temperature
        an elevated body temperature, as present in fever and many illnesses
        itch
        to feel the need to scratch
         
         
         
         

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