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English noun: chill

1. chill (attribute) coldness due to a cold environment


Synonymsgelidity, iciness


Broader (hypernym)cold, coldness, frigidity, frigidness, low temperature

2. chill (feeling) an almost pleasurable sensation of fright


SamplesA frisson of surprise shot through him.


Synonymsfrisson, quiver, shiver, shudder, thrill, tingle


Broader (hypernym)fear, fearfulness, fright

3. chill (state) a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever


Synonymsshivering


Broader (hypernym)symptom

4. chill (feeling) a sudden numbing dread


Synonymspall


Broader (hypernym)apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread


English verb: chill

1. chill (emotion) depress or discourage


SamplesThe news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers.


ExamplesThe bad news will chill him


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down

2. chill (change) make cool or cooler


SamplesChill the food.


ExamplesThey chill the water


Synonymscool, cool down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)ice, quench, refrigerate


Causechill, cool, cool down


Antonymsheat, heat up

3. chill (change) loose heat


SamplesThe air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm.


ExamplesThe water chills


Synonymscool, cool down


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Antonymsheat up, hot up, heat









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