What is the meaning of chill?


  • Coldness due to a cold environment.
  • An almost pleasurable sensation of fright.
    • usage: "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
  • A sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever.
  • A sudden numbing dread.


  • Depress or discourage.
    • usage: "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
  • Make cool or cooler.
    • usage: "Chill the food"
  • Loose heat.
    • usage: "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
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