What is another word for common cold?

Pronunciation: [kˈɒmən kˈə͡ʊld] (IPA)

The common cold is a frequent ailment that causes nasal congestion, sore throat, and a general feeling of malaise. There are many synonyms that can be used to describe the common cold, including viral rhinitis, acute viral rhinopharyngitis, and acute nasopharyngitis. Other terms like head cold, chest cold, and flu-like symptoms are also often used to describe the condition. Moreover, there are many colloquial terms for the common cold, such as the sniffles, snuffles, or a runny nose. Whatever term you use, the common cold is a highly contagious disease that can affect anyone, anytime, anywhere. Thankfully, most people recover from the common cold without any complications.

What are the hypernyms for Common cold?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    influenza, Acute Coryza, upper respiratory tract infection, Respiratory tract illness, Viral infectious disease.

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