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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shudder  \Shud"der\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shuddered};p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Shuddering}.]  [OE.  shoderen  schuderen  akin  to  LG 
  schuddern  D.  schudden  to  shake,  OS  skuddian  G.  schaudern 
  to  shudder,  sch["u]tteln  to  shake,  sch["u]tten  to  pour,  to 
  shed,  OHG.  scutten,  scuten,  to  shake.] 
  To  tremble  or  shake  with  fear,  horrer,  or  aversion;  to  shiver 
  with  cold;  to  quake.  ``With  shuddering  horror  pale.'' 
  The  shuddering  tennant  of  the  frigid  zone.  --Goldsmith. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shudder  \Shud"der\,  n. 
  The  act  of  shuddering,  as  with  fear.  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  almost  pleasurable  sensation  of  fright;  "a  frisson  of 
  surprise  shot  through  him"  [syn:  {frisson},  {shiver},  {chill}, 
  {quiver},  {thrill},  {tingle}] 
  2:  an  involuntary  vibration  (as  if  from  illness  or  fear)  [syn: 
  v  1:  shake,  as  from  cold  or  fear  [syn:  {shiver},  {dither}] 
  2:  tremble  convulsively  [syn:  {shiver},  {throb},  {thrill}] 

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