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chilled to the bone/marrow

Definition of chilled to the bone/marrow

  1. :  very cold <I was chilled to the bone/marrow.>

Word by Word Definitions

chillplay chilled
  1. :  a sensation of cold accompanied by shivering

    :  a disagreeable sensation of coldness

    :  a moderate but disagreeable degree of cold

  1. :  moderately cold

    :  cold, raw

    :  affected by cold

  1. :  to become cold

    :  to shiver or quake with or as if with cold

    :  to become taken with a chill

  1. :  one of the hard parts of the skeleton of a vertebrate

    :  any of various hard animal substances or structures (as baleen or ivory) akin to or resembling bone

    :  the hard largely calcareous connective tissue of which the adult skeleton of most vertebrates is chiefly composed

  1. :  to remove the bones from

    :  to provide (a garment) with stays

    :  to rub (as a boot or baseball bat) with something hard (as a piece of bone) in order to smooth the surface

  1. :  extremely, very

    :  totally

  1. :  bone marrow

    :  the substance of the spinal cord

    :  the choicest of food

  1. :  one of a pair

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