chilling

[ chil-ing ]
/ ˈtʃɪl ɪŋ /

adjective

causing or likely to cause a chill: the chilling effect of the high unemployment rate.

Origin of chilling

Definition for chilling (2 of 2)

Origin of chill

before 900; Middle English chile, Old English ci(e)le, cele coolness; akin to gelid, cool, cold

Related forms

Synonym study

9. See cold.
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British Dictionary definitions for chilling

chill

/ (tʃɪl) /

noun


adjective

another word for chilly

verb

See also chill out

Derived Forms

chilling, adjectivechillingly, adverbchillness, noun

Word Origin for chill

Old English ciele; related to calan to cool, Latin gelidus icy
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Medicine definitions for chilling

chill

[ chĭl ]

n.

A feeling of cold, with shivering and pallor, sometimes accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body.

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