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noun Pathology.
a painful or sensitive condition of the throat exaggerated by swallowing or talking, usually caused by bacteria or viruses; laryngitis; pharyngitis; tonsillitis.
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Origin of sore throat

First recorded in 1680–90

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sore throat

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