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onset

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2 the point at which something begins
  • the claim that if you take enough vitamin C at the onset of a cold, you'll often recover faster

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The first known use of onset was circa 1522

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“Onset.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/onset. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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