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1. A moderate but penetrating coldness.
2. A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
3. A checking or dampening of enthusiasm, spirit, or joy: bad news that put a chill on the celebration.
4. A sudden numbing fear or dread.
1. Moderately cold; chilly: a chill wind.
2. Not warm and friendly; distant: a chill greeting.
3. Discouraging; dispiriting: "Chill penury repressed their noble rage" (Thomas Gray).
4. Slang Calm or relaxed: "As my meditation routine grew more already laid-back demeanor grew positively chill" (David Gelles).
v. chilled, chill·ing, chills
v. tr.
1. To affect with or as if with cold.
2. To lower in temperature; cool.
3. To make discouraged; dispirit.
4. Metallurgy To harden (a metallic surface) by rapid cooling.
v. intr.
1. To be seized with cold.
2. To become cold or set: jelly that chills quickly.
3. Metallurgy To become hard by rapid cooling.
4. Slang
a. To calm down or relax. Often used with out.
b. To pass time idly; loiter.
c. To spend time with someone in a relaxed manner; hang out together.

[Middle English chile, from Old English cele; see gel- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

chill′ing·ly adv.
chill′ness n.


[ˈtʃɪlɪŋli] adv (= frighteningly) [similiar, familiar] → qui fait froid dans le doschilli powder chili powder npiment m (rouge) en poudre


adv (+adj) → beunruhigend, beängstigend; reminiscent, similarschrecklich; (+vb) → schaudererregend; the voice was chillingly familiardie Stimme klang auf beunruhigende Art vertraut; they have chillingly demonstrated how …sie haben auf erschreckende Weise gezeigt, wie …
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Of this scene, so chillingly in accordance with the past, Duncan stood for many minutes a rapt observer.
Then down they had come at last to hover over City Hall Park, and it had crept in upon his mind,, chillingly, terrifyingly, that these illuminated black masses were great offices afire, and that the going to and fro of minute, dim spectres of lantern-lit grey and white was a harvesting of the wounded and the dead.
Fisk, the first western journalist to meet bin Laden, talks about their first encounter, where the al-Qaeda leader chillingly said he planned "to turn America into a shadow of itself".
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FULL marks to the stuntman and camera crew who created the chillingly realistic suicide jump that opens tonight's episode.
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