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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sore throat, pharyngitis, raw throatnoun

    inflammation of the fauces and pharynx


  1. sore throatnoun

    Any inflammation of the pharynx that causes soreness.

  2. sore throatnoun

    The same, as a common symptom for many viral and bacterial infections.


  1. Sore throat

    Sore throat, also known as throat pain, is pain or irritation of the throat. Usually, causes of sore throat include: viral infections group A streptococcal infection (GAS) bacterial infection pharyngitis (inflammation of the throat) tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils), or dehydration, which leads to the throat drying up.


  1. sore throat

    A sore throat is a painful, dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat often caused by inflammation due to a cold, flu, viral or bacterial infection, allergies, dry air or irritants such as smoke. It can also occur as a symptom of other diseases or conditions, or even as a side effect of certain medications or treatments. The discomfort or pain may worsen when swallowing or talking.


  1. Sore Throat

    Sore Throat were a British crust punk / grindcore band, formed in Yorkshire in 1987. They are known for being one of the earliest exponents of the grindcore subgenre known as "noisecore", as well launching the careers of several prominent members of the British metal community.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sore throat in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sore throat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of sore throat in a Sentence

  1. Vince Lu:

    One year ago, when we were sick, no matter it was cold, flu or fever, we still went out with friends and ate hotpot together with no problem at all, but now if you have a mild sore throat, when you cough a bit, people next to you will jump ten metres away from you.

  2. Di Stephens:

    There were six people off that plane identified as having minor sniffles and sore throat that we have separated completely.

  3. Holly Phillips:

    The steam helps open stuffed-up nasal passages, and the salty broth can soothe a sore throat.

  4. Pina LoGiudice:

    Studies show that the more sleep you get, the better your immune system will be, i would also recommend a small dose of vitamin C when a woman has a cold. You don’t want to take too much of it because it can induce contractions, so I usually keep it at anywhere less than 500 mg. I love Neti pots, especially if there is a sinus infection. And doing saltwater gargles if you have a sore throat.

  5. Alfred Hitchcock:

    I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.

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