bone-chilling
adjective Date: 1883 intensely cold <
bone-chilling weather
>
; also penetrating, disturbing, or intense in emotional or physical effect <
bone-chilling drama
>
<
a bone-chilling wind
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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