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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 This early technology was superseded by other forms of optical media (see WORM, magneto-optic disk and DVD-R).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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Effects of cold exposure and high-fat diet on body compositions, body fat mass and serum leptin levels in A.
Also, when wearing heavy clothing, cooling of the body will most likely not occur during the short exposure of a max test of 8 to 12 min and the only cold exposure will be via the inhaled air.
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine in the late 1970s famously debunked the belief that the common cold is linked to cold exposure, but British cold researchers have maintained that there is a cold air connection to the common cold.
The objective of this investigation was to determine whether stress (and mortality) caused by cold exposure can be predicted from a reflex impairment index; therefore, it was important to generate variable levels of cold-related stress that would result in a full range of impairments (0 to 6; see below).
He was one of four climbers who died from cold exposure.
Phospholipid de novo synthesis is not required for cold hardening (Willemot, 1975), and initial increases in phospholipid content were followed by decreases after 3 wk (spring wheat) or 5 wk (winter wheat) of cold exposure (De Silva et al.
Experts advise dressing warmly, wearing gloves when appropriate, using abortive strategies such as placing the hands into warm water, and avoiding sudden cold exposure, emotional stress, and vasoconstrictive agents such as nicotine.
The cause of death was certified as hypothermia from cold exposure, with alcohol and marijuana intoxication as contributing factors.
Protection from full sun also means protection from cold exposure, an important matter in the case of the frost-sensitive Burmese honeysuckle.
Two other factors are extremely high birth weights, which complicate birth, and very low birth weights, which cause sensitivity to cold exposure and hypothermia.
Cold exposure elsewhere may be more severe than our balmy shores, but a thick blanket of insulating snow protects much more effectively than our milder winter temperatures.