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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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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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One to three days after catching a cold virus, symptoms begin suddenly.
After the cold front passes, it will take several days to determine the damage but it shouldn't affect supplies of citrus fruit in the stores immediately because growers harvested crops Thursday and Friday before the coldest weather arrived.
Evidence: In the one good (company-sponsored) study, 225 healthy men and women who took the probiotic bacteria in Multibionta over two successive cold seasons got the same number of colds as 229 men and women who were given a placebo.
Working under pressure to prove the value of a separate cold case unit, the detectives and their supervisor at first arbitrarily selected homicides based on what they personally knew about them.
But self reported cold symptoms have long been the bane of studies of URTI, and other research has shown vitamin C to be ineffective in preventing colds.
These symptoms are the beginning of a cold sore, or prodrome stage.
A cold restart or cold start refers to bringing the refractory back to working temperature after the furnace has been cooled for maintenance or production scheduling.
There is some scientific evidence that echinacea, taken regularly at effective doses, can shorten the duration of a cold and lessen its severity.
Doctors caution that BIRR 4 can't prevent colds and it's not a cure -- here still is no way to thwart a common cold.
Handwashing after touching a person with a cold or something the ill person has touched is important to lessen the spread of these viruses.
Men's violence against women had escalated under the pressures of a civil war fueled by classic Cold War anxieties.