Chill and fever
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chill — chill1 [ tʃıl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if you chill food or drink or it chills, it becomes cold enough to be ready to eat or drink: Chill the dessert in the refrigerator for about two hours. The wine is chilling right now. a )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chill — chill1 [tʃıl] n 1.) [singular] a feeling of coldness ▪ There was a slight chill in the air . morning/autumnal/January etc chill ▪ Suddenly aware of the morning chill, she closed the window. chill of ▪ He sat in the chill of the evening, staring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fever — feverless, adj. /fee veuhr/, n. 1. an abnormal condition of the body, characterized by undue rise in temperature, quickening of the pulse, and disturbance of various body functions. 2. an abnormally high body temperature. 3. the number of degrees …   Universalium

  • chill — [[t]tʃɪ̱l[/t]] chills, chilling, chilled 1) V ERG When you chill something or when it chills, you lower its temperature so that it becomes colder but does not freeze. [V n] Chill the fruit salad until serving time... These doughs can be rolled… …   English dictionary

  • chill — 1 verb 1 (I, T) if you chill something such as food or drink or if it chills, it becomes very cold but does not freeze: Chill the champagne in a bucket of ice. | Serve the melon chilled. 2 (transitive usually passive) to make someone very cold:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chill — 01. You should [chill] the glasses before serving the champagne. 02. The fruit can [chill] while we re making supper. 03. The weather is a little [chilly] for swimming today. 04. Your grandmother got a bit of a [chill] last evening, and isn t… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • fever — Synonyms and related words: abscess, agitation, ague, amok, anemia, animal heat, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, asphyxiation, asthma, ataxia, atrophy, attack, backache, bleeding, blennorhea, blood heat, bluster, bobbery, body heat, boil, boiling,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chill — 1. A sensation of cold. 2. A feeling of cold with shivering or shaking and pallor, accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body; usually a symptom of an …   Medical dictionary

  • chill — Synonyms and related words: Laodiceanism, abscess, absolute zero, abstracted, ache, aching, affectless, ague, air condition, air cool, algidity, aloof, aloofness, anemia, anesthesia, anesthetized, ankylosis, anoxia, apnea, arctic, asphyxiation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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