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cold wave

noun

Definition of cold wave

  1. 1 :  an unusually large and rapid drop in temperature over a short period of time (as 24 hours)

  2. 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>



1876

First Known Use of cold wave

1876


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