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chill

chill

 
 
pronunciation:
chIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mild but uncomfortable coldness.
There is a chill in the damp basement.
antonyms:
warmth
similar words:
cold, nip
definition 2: a feeling of cold and shivering caused by lowered temperature.
She got a chill when she walked out the door without her coat on.
antonyms:
fever
similar words:
shivers
definition 3: a sudden, cold feeling caused by fear or dread.
That scary movie gave her the chills.
synonyms:
the creeps
similar words:
shiver
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: chiller, chillest
definition: having physical or emotional coolness.
There is a chill breeze this morning.She gave him a chill greeting.
synonyms:
chilly, cool
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
aloof, cold, frigid, halfhearted, icy, indifferent, lukewarm, unfriendly
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: chilled, chilling, chills
definition 1: to become colder.
His hands chilled from holding the icy can of soda.
synonyms:
cool
similar words:
freeze, ice
definition 2: to cause to become cooler or cold.
She chilled the bottles of water.
synonyms:
cool, ice
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
freeze, refrigerate
derivations: chilled (adj.), chilling (adj.), chillingly (adv.), chillness (n.)
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  • chilly:
    causing or feeling a chill; cool
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