chilling

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chill

(chĭl)
n.
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.
adj.
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 stable...my 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.

chilling

The dormant period that some plants need to experience to initiate flowering.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chilling - the process of becoming coolerchilling - the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
freeze, freezing - the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
heat dissipation - dissipation of heat
infrigidation, refrigeration - the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
temperature change - a process whereby the degree of hotness of a body (or medium) changes
Adj.1.chilling - provoking fear terror; "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
Translations

chilling

[ˈtʃɪlɪŋ] ADJ (fig) → escalofriante

chilling

[ˈtʃɪlɪŋ] adj
(= cold) [wind] → frais(fraîche), froid(e)
(= unfriendly) [look, smile] → glacial(e)
(= frightening) [thought, warning] → qui donne le frisson
(= paralysing) to have a chilling effect on sth → paralyser qch

chilling

adj lookfrostig, eisig; prospect, thoughtäußerst unerquicklich, beunruhigend; reminder, message, warning, wordsschrecklich, schreckenerregend; sight, story, accountgrauenhaft, schaudererregend

chilling

[ˈtʃɪlɪŋ] adj (story, thought) → agghiacciante; (wind) → gelido/a