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Dictionary definition for: Cold

1. (n) a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs) "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

2. (a) used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn u

3. (n) the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible" "come in out of the cold" "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

4. (a) extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod" "a cold and unaffectionate person" "a cold impersonal manner" "cold logic" "the concert left me cold"

5. (n) the sensation produced by low temperatures; "he shivered from the cold" "the cold helped clear his head"

6. (s) having lost freshness through passage of time; "a cold trail" "dogs attempting to catch a cold scent"

7. (s) (color) giving no sensation of warmth; "a cold bluish gray"

8. (s) marked by errorless familiarity; "had her lines cold before rehearsals started"

9. (s) no longer new; uninteresting; "cold (or stale) news"

10. (s) so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; "cold fury gripped him"

11. (s) sexually unresponsive; "was cold to his advances" "a frigid woman"

12. (s) without compunction or human feeling; "in cold blood" "cold-blooded killing" "insensate destruction"

13. (s) feeling or showing no enthusiasm; "a cold audience" "a cold response to the new play"

14. (s) unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; "the boxer was out cold" "pass out cold"

15. (s) of a seeker; far from the object sought

16. (s) lacking the warmth of life; "cold in his grave"

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