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cold wave

noun

Definition of COLD WAVE

1
:  an unusually large and rapid drop in temperature over a short period of time (as 24 hours)
2
:  a permanent wave set by a chemical preparation without the use of heat

Examples of COLD WAVE

  1. <the unseasonable cold wave in the Northeast has already put a strain on oil supplies>

First Known Use of COLD WAVE

1876

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