sore throat

noun

Definition of sore throat

: pain in the throat due to inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

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The girl complained afterward of dizziness, a raspy voice and a sore throat, the charges say, and had scratches and red marks on her neck. Sara Jean Green, The Seattle Times, "Kent woman charged with assaulting girl, 11, at basketball game," 24 July 2018 Kinsa’s thermometers connect to smartphones and can take a fever and other symptoms like cough and sore throat entered into a mobile app to track suspected case of flu. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Missouri is epicenter of national flu outbreak, according to ‘smart thermometer’ app," 17 Jan. 2018 Symptoms include a cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches, fatigue, body or muscle aches, and fever (although not everyone who has the flu gets a fever). Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "The 2019 Flu Season May Be as Deadly as 2018's — Here's How to Prepare Yourself," 3 Oct. 2018 Symptoms for generally healthy people can include burning eyes, headaches and sore throats. Washington Post, "Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out ‘vog’," 29 May 2018 Symptoms for generally healthy people can include burning eyes, headaches and sore throats. NBC News, "Hawaii Volcano: First 'laze,' now 'vog?'," 29 May 2018 Symptoms for generally healthy people can include burning eyes, headaches and sore throats. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, The Seattle Times, "Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out ‘vog’ — volcanic smog," 28 May 2018 Symptoms for generally healthy people can include burning eyes, headaches and sore throats. CBS News, "Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out hazardous "vog"," 28 May 2018 Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people and typically causes mild cold or flu symptoms, including sore throats, fever, coughs and sneezes. Mike Catalini, The Seattle Times, "19th case confirmed in viral outbreak that killed 7," 25 Oct. 2018

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1629, in the meaning defined above

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sore throat

noun

Medical Definition of sore throat

: painful throat due to inflammation of the fauces and pharynx

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