Nose, runny
Rhinorrhea is the medical term for this common problem. From the Greek words "rhinos" meaning "of the nose" and "rhoia" meaning "a flowing."

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • runny — adjective informal 1 something, especially a food, that is runny is not solid or thick enough: go runny (=become runny): The butter had gone runny in the heat. 2 a runny nose, runny eyes etc have liquid coming out of them, usually because you… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • runny — run|ny [ˈrʌni] adj informal 1.) a runny nose, runny eyes etc have liquid coming out of them, usually because you have a cold 2.) food that is runny is not as solid or thick as normal or as desired ▪ The butter had gone runny in the heat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • runny — [run′ē] adj. runnier, runniest 1. that flows, esp. too freely 2. that keeps on discharging mucus [a runny nose] runniness n …   English World dictionary

  • runny — ► ADJECTIVE (runnier, runniest) 1) more liquid in consistency than is usual or expected. 2) (of a person s nose) producing or discharging mucus …   English terms dictionary

  • nose — I n. 1) to blow; wipe one s nose 2) to pick one s nose 3) an aquiline, Roman; bulbous; pug, snub, turned up nose 4) a bloody; running, runny nose (the child has a runny nose) 5) through the nose (to breathe through the nose) 6) a nose bleeds;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • runny — [[t]rʌ̱ni[/t]] runnier, runniest 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is runny is more liquid than usual or than was intended. Warm the honey until it becomes runny. ...a runny soft cheese. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has a runny nose or runny… …   English dictionary

  • nose — nose1 [ nouz ] noun count *** 1. ) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils: Her nose is bleeding. Hold your nose (=press the two sides of it) and put your head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nose — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ big, bulbous, huge, large, long, prominent, strong ▪ little, small, tiny …   Collocations dictionary

  • nose — I UK [nəʊz] / US [noʊz] noun [countable] Word forms nose : singular nose plural noses *** 1) the part of your face above your mouth that you use for smelling and breathing. The two holes in your nose are called nostrils Her nose is bleeding. Hold …   English dictionary

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