sore throat

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sore throat

n.
Any of various inflammations of the tonsils, pharynx, or larynx characterized by pain in swallowing.

sore′ throat′


n.
1. a painful or sensitive condition of the throat due to pharyngitis.
[1680–90]
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Noun1.sore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynxsore throat - inflammation of the fauces and pharynx
inflammatory disease - a disease characterized by inflammation
septic sore throat, strep throat, streptococcal sore throat, streptococcus tonsilitis, throat infection - an infection of the oral pharynx and tonsils by streptococcus
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