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chilling


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chilling  \Chill"ing\,  a. 
  Making  chilly  or  cold;  depressing;  discouraging;  cold; 
  distant;  as  a  chilling  breeze;  a  chilling  manner.  -- 
  {Chill"ing"ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chill  \Chill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Chilled}  (ch[i^]ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Chilling}.] 
  1.  To  strike  with  a  chill;  to  make  chilly;  to  cause  to 
  shiver;  to  affect  with  cold. 
 
  When  winter  chilled  the  day  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  To  check  enthusiasm  or  warmth  of  feeling  of  to  depress; 
  to  discourage. 
 
  Every  thought  on  God  chills  the  gayety  of  his 
  spirits.  --Rogers. 
 
  3.  (Metal.)  To  produce,  by  sudden  cooling,  a  change  of 
  crystallization  at  or  near  the  surface  of  so  as  to 
  increase  the  hardness;  said  of  cast  iron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chilling 
  adj  :  so  scary  as  to  cause  chills  and  shudders;  "the  most  terrible 
  and  shuddery...tales  of  murder  and  revenge"  [syn:  {scarey}, 
  {scary},  {shivery},  {shuddery}] 
  n  :  the  process  of  becoming  cooler;  a  falling  temperature  [syn: 
  {cooling},  {temperature  reduction}] 




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