Meteorology. a rapid and considerable drop in temperature, usually affecting a large area.
a permanent wave in the hair set by special chemical solutions without the aid of any heating device.
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Origin of cold wave
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby cold wave
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Example sentences from the Web for cold wave
Cold-wave warnings are heeded by many persons besides those who are directly interested in fruits and farm products.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology|Robert DeCourcy Ward
British Dictionary definitions for cold wave
meteorol a sudden spell of low temperatures over a wide area, often following the passage of a cold front
hairdressing a permanent wave made by chemical agents applied at normal temperatures
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