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cold

1. (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; giving no sensation of warmth
2. Metallurgy denoting or relating to a process in which work-hardening occurs as a result of the plastic deformation of a metal at too low a temperature for annealing to take place
3. (of a process) not involving heat, in contrast with traditional methods
4. an acute viral infection of the upper respiratory passages characterized by discharge of watery mucus from the nose, sneezing, etc.

Cold

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

The signs are numbered from 1 to 12 according to their order in the zodiac (i.e., Aries = 1, Taurus = 2, etc.). Cold and hot was one of the sets of categories used in premodern physics, and the ancients classified all even-numbered signs (all water and earth signs) as cold. Traditionally, the Moon and Saturn, and sometimes other planets, were also considered to be cold. The terms hot and cold are infrequently used in modern astrology.

cold

[kōld]
(electricity)
Pertaining to electrical circuits that are disconnected from voltage supplies and at ground potential; opposed to hot, pertaining to carrying an electrical charge.

COLD

(language)
A sugared version of COLD-K.

COLD

(storage)
Computer Output to Laser Disk - see Enterprise Report Management.

cold

(1) Inactive; unused; idle. See cold backup, cold boot and cold swap.

(2) (COLD) (Computer Output to LaserDisc) Archiving large volumes of transactions on a LaserDisc (LD). This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R). See LaserDisc, ERM and computer output microfilm.
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18) Using benign-sounding labels such as a chest cold when a patient presents with an acute bronchitis, may not affect patient satisfaction but may improve satisfaction by not prescribing an antibiotic.
He had a remarkable game," Jackson said of Odom, who isn't completely over a nasty chest cold that slowed him last week.
He had gone up to Scotland with a bad chest cold, which caused him to miss our last game (the 3-0 victory against Liverpool on Sunday).
My wife saw our GP in early August after a third chest cold in successive months.
Another time, the doctor recommended treacle to her father as a cure for a chest cold.
Use decongestants to break up a chest cold, an antihistamine for a runny nose and take something for that cough, he says.
We had been told to be quiet, but we thought he only had a bad chest cold.
The United States develops a chest cold while large parts of the world face pneumonia.
Robinson had been forced to take it easy in the winter months after catching a chest cold that he found difficult to shake off.
Healthy children and individuals with adequate immune systems often acquire a benign chest cold when infected with RSV.
We use vinegar in the vaporizer when someone is down with a sinus infection or chest cold -- 1/4 cup or more, depending on how much water your machine holds.
While healthy babies with adequate immune systems might get no more then a chest cold from RSV, those born prematurely, or those with underlying lung diseases like bronchopulmonary displasia (BPD) are at risk for severe RSV disease," said Ralph Woods, vice president of corporate development for Olsten Health Services.