Medical Dictionary


adj \ˈkōld\

Medical Definition of COLD

a :  having or being a temperature that is noticeably lower than body temperature and especially that is uncomfortable for humans <a cold drafty room> b :  having a relatively low temperature or one that is lower than normal or expected <the bath water has gotten cold> c :  receptive to the sensation of coldness :  stimulated by cold <a cold spot is a typical receptor in higher vertebrates>
:  marked by the loss of normal body heat <cold hands>
:  dead
:  exhibiting little or no radioactivity
cold·ness \ˈkōl(d)-nəs\ noun
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