head cold


Definition of head cold

: a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues

Examples of head cold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My father, who has a head cold, responds to physical weakness with irritation. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 24 Nov. 2021 Unfortunately, as stated above, there's no overnight treatment for a head cold. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 15 Nov. 2021 Teammates have also battled injuries and shin splints, and a recent head cold has made its way around the roster in another attempt to derail consistency. BostonGlobe.com, 16 Oct. 2021 During scalp-cooling therapy – also known as cap cooling – the patient wears a special cap strapped to their head before, during and after chemotherapy sessions to keep the head cold and prevent the harsh chemo from getting to the hair follicles. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2021 The Northern Dispensary, where Edgar Allan Poe is said to have been treated for a head cold, was unique among the holdings of William Gottlieb Real Estate, however. New York Times, 4 Oct. 2021 By Monday, Greg Darden seemed to be coming down with a head cold. al, 20 Aug. 2021 Those who tested positive have either no symptoms or minor symptoms, such as a head cold, the manager said. Aaron Bracy, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Indians manager Terry Francona missed his second straight game Sunday with a head cold. BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2021

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First Known Use of head cold

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of head cold was in 1848

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7 Dec 2021

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“Head cold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20cold. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of head cold

: a cold that mainly affects areas in your nose, throat, etc., and that makes breathing difficult

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Medical Definition of head cold

: a common cold centered in the nasal passages and adjacent mucous tissues


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