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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


Broader (hypernym)symptom

4. chill (feeling) a sudden numbing dread


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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