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Medical News for English Learners – Program 12

Advice for Staying Warm and Safe in Freezing Weather

Learn how to stay warm and safe during cold weather with this medical news video. If you live in a region with cold weather, let us know what you do to protect yourself again cold related injuries.

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    English Vocabulary:

    HYPOTHERMIA
    subnormal body temperature

    COLD
    (color) giving no sensation of warmth; “a cold bluish gray” cool
    marked by errorless familiarity; “had her lines cold before rehearsals started” perfect
    no longer new; uninteresting; “cold (or stale) news” old
    so intense as to be almost uncontrollable; “cold fury gripped him” intense
    sexually unresponsive; “was cold to his advances”; “a frigid woman” unloving
    without compunction or human feeling; “in cold blood”; “cold-blooded killing”; “insensate destruction” inhumane
    extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; “a cold unfriendly nod”; “a cold and unaffectionate person”; “a cold impersonal manner”; “cold logic”; “the concert left me cold” emotionless, frigid
    used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; “a cold climate”; “a cold room”; “dinner has gotten cold”; “cold fingers”; “if you are cold, turn u acold, algid, arctic, bleak, crisp, frigorific, frore, frosty, ice-cold, refrigerant, shivery, stone-cold, unheated, heatless, refrigerated
    having lost freshness through passage of time; “a cold trail”; “dogs attempting to catch a cold scent” stale
    feeling or showing no enthusiasm; “a cold audience”; “a cold response to the new play” unenthusiastic
    unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication; “the boxer was out cold”; “pass out cold” unconscious
    of a seeker; far from the object sought far
    lacking the warmth of life; “cold in his grave” dead
    a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); “will they never find a cure for the common cold?”
    the sensation produced by low temperatures; “he shivered from the cold”; “the cold helped clear his head”
    the absence of heat; “the coldness made our breath visible”; “come in out of the cold”; “cold is a vasoconstrictor”

    WEATHER
    the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; “they were hoping for good weather”; “every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception”
    change under the action or influence of the weather; “A weathered old hut”
    sail to the windward of
    cause to slope
    face or endure with courage; “She braved the elements”

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