Chill
Chill Chill (ch[i^]l), n. [AS. cele, cyle, from the same root as celan, calan, to be cold; akin to D. kil cold, coldness, Sw. kyla to chill, and E. cool. See {Cold}, and cf. {Cool}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A moderate but disagreeable degree of cold; a disagreeable sensation of coolness, accompanied with shivering. ``[A] wintry chill.'' --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) A sensation of cold with convulsive shaking of the body, pinched face, pale skin, and blue lips, caused by undue cooling of the body or by nervous excitement, or forming the precursor of some constitutional disturbance, as of a fever. [1913 Webster]

3. A check to enthusiasm or warmth of feeling; discouragement; as, a chill comes over an assembly. [1913 Webster]

4. An iron mold or portion of a mold, serving to cool rapidly, and so to harden, the surface of molten iron brought in contact with it. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

5. The hardened part of a casting, as the tread of a car wheel. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Chill and fever}, fever and ague. [1913 Webster]


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