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chill

 
 
pronunciation:
chIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
chill out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: coldness or cooling off.
I found the chill of the autumn air invigorating.The region experienced a chill that lasted for three centuries.This is how the animal protects itself from winter's chill.
synonyms:
algidity, coldness
similar words:
cool, frigidity, gelidity, nip
definition 2: a moderate but uncomfortable coldness.
I hated the chill of that damp basement apartment.
synonyms:
algidity
antonyms:
warmth
similar words:
cold, nip
definition 3: the sensation of relative coldness, often accompanied by shivering and caused by lowered temperature or illness.
Come inside before you get a chill.
synonyms:
ague
antonyms:
fever, warmth
similar words:
shivers
definition 4: a feeling of discouragement or lowered spirits.
His remarks left a chill on the festivities.
synonyms:
pall, shadow
similar words:
cloud, damper, gloom
definition 5: a sudden, cold sensation caused by fear or dread.
I still get a chill when I think of that scary scene.Thinking of asking her to the dance gave him a chill.
synonyms:
the creeps
similar words:
shiver
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: chiller, chillest
definition 1: characterized by physical or emotional coolness.
I felt the chill fall breeze and buttoned up my coat.He received a chill welcome after staying out all night.
synonyms:
chilly, cool, standoffish
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
aloof, cold, frigid, halfhearted, icy, indifferent, inhospitable, lukewarm, nippy, unfriendly
definition 2: affected by the sensation of coldness.
We felt chill as the sun disappeared.
synonyms:
chilly, cool
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
cold, numb, shivery
definition 3: causing discouragement or depression.
The statistics presented a chill outlook.
synonyms:
daunting, dejecting, depressing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
similar words:
dismal, inauspicious, ominous, unfavorable
definition 4: (informal) relaxed; not upset or tending to become upset.
We couldn't finish our project, but we explained what happened and the professor was really chill about it.My parents are always mad about something, but your parents are so chill!
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to become cooler or cold.
They chilled the wine in an ice bucket.The cold plunge chilled him thoroughly.
synonyms:
cool, ice
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
freeze, refrigerate
definition 2: to discourage or dishearten.
Her sarcasm chilled our enthusiasm.
synonyms:
dampen, depress, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, restrain
similar words:
daunt, deaden, diminish, dull, lessen
definition 3: to arouse fear or dread in.
The sound of the gunfire chilled us.
synonyms:
frighten, scare
antonyms:
comfort, warm
similar words:
alarm, panic, shock, terrify, unnerve
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chills, chilling, chilled
definition 1: to become colder.
The beer is chilling in the freezer.
synonyms:
cool
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
freeze, ice
definition 2: (informal) to become calmer; stop being tense or emotional.
What are you so upset about? You should just put on a video and chill for a while!
synonyms:
chill out
definition 3: (informal) to relax calmly and without doing anything in particular.
I was in my room with my friends, and we were just chilling.
synonyms:
chill out
definition 4: to have, or shiver with, a chill.
similar words:
shiver
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phrase: chill out
derivations: chilled (adj.), chilling (adj.), chillingly (adv.), chillness (n.)
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  • chilly:
    causing or feeling a chill; cool
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