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Noun: chill  chil
  1. Coldness due to a cold environment
    - iciness, gelidity
     
  2. An almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    "a chill of surprise shot through him";
    - frisson, shiver, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
     
  3. A sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    - shivering
     
  4. A sudden numbing dread
    - pall
Verb: chill  chil
  1. Depress or discourage
    "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
     
  2. Make cool or cooler
    "Chill the food";
    - cool, cool down
     
  3. Lose heat
    "The air chilled considerably after the thunderstorm";
    - cool, cool down
Adjective: chill (chiller,chillest)  chil
  1. Appreciably or disagreeably cold
    - chilly, parky [Brit]

Derived forms: chilling, chillest, chills, chilled, chiller

See also: cold

Type of: alter, apprehension, apprehensiveness, cast down, change, change state, cold, coldness, deject, demoralise [Brit], demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, dread, fear, fearfulness, fright, frigidity, frigidness, get down, low temperature, misgiving, modify, symptom, turn

Encyclopedia: Chill