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    cold. chill.temperature.fever.

    Shall I say the following expressions are the same ?

    a)
    • I caught a cold.
    • I caught a chill.
    b)
    • I have a temperature.
    • I have a fever.
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    Re: cold. chill.temperature.fever.

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    • I have a temperature.
    • I have a fever.
    They mean about the same but to say that you have a temperature really means that your body has a certain amount of heat. A person who has a temperature of 91 degrees does not have a fever but does have a measurable temperature - they are not dead.

    People usuallly say that they have a temperture when they really mean that they have a fever.


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    What do you mean by saying "they are not dead"?

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    Re: cold. chill.temperature.fever.

    If I have a chill, I have a slight cold (the illness).

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    Re: cold. chill.temperature.fever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A dead person does not have any temperature. A dead body does not emit any heat. A living person has a temperature that can be measured.
    A dead person certainly does have a temperature. This is one of the main determinants of time of death. Assuming a normal 37 deg. C. at death, a body loses roughly 1 deg. C. per hour until it reaches the ambient environmental temperature (in about 18-24 hours). After that time, it will tend towards whatever the ambient temperature happens to be.
    In fact, everything hotter than zero degrees Kelvin has a temperature.

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