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Definition 1: coldness due to a cold environment - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) the absence of heat

"the coldness made our breath visible" "come in out of the cold" "cold is a vasoconstrictor"

Definition 2: a sudden numbing dread - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) fearful expectation or anticipation

"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

Definition 3: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where chill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a frisson of surprise shot through him

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Definition 4: a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

Definition 5: loose heat - [verb of change]

Samples where chill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 6: make cool or cooler - [verb of change]

Samples where chill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Chill the food

Synonyms for chill in the sense of this definition

(chill is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of chill ) cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid

"quench steel"

(... is a kind of chill ) put ice on or put on ice

"Ice your sprained limbs"

(... is a kind of chill ) cool or chill in or as if in a refrigerator

"refrigerate this medicine"

(chill causes ...) loose heat

"The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

Definition 7: depress or discourage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where chill or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

(chill is a kind of ...) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

"These news depressed her" "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

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