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Recent Examples on the Web That chill factor is definitely a big selling point, and is made possible thanks to four fan speeds that blast cold air throughout the whole room via its 90-degree oscillating design. Sanah Faroke,, 22 July 2021 The wool keeps skin from becoming (or staying) clammy or sweaty, which then stops that chill factor. Field & Stream, 26 Feb. 2021 Temperatures will be cold with highs in the 20s and lower 30s and the wind chill factor will spend most of the day in the single digits to the lower 20s., 16 Dec. 2020 The forecast for noon — when the teams renew the NFL’s oldest rivalry at Lambeau Field — is 17 degrees with a wind chill factor of 8, according to the National Weather Service. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 11 Dec. 2019 The game was played in the harsh conditions of a 5-degree wind-chill factor. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Sep. 2019 As a low-elevation stream, the water temperature has nowhere the chill factor of streams in the high Sierra. Tom Stienstra,, 10 July 2019 It's said to provide only the chill factor, with none of the panic-inducing disorientation. Stephanie Dolgoff, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2019 In a 4-2 defeat of the Rangers, Sammy Stewart allows one hit in four innings of relief on a bitter-cold day marked by snow showers and a wind chill factor of 6 degrees. Mike Klingaman,, 15 Apr. 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Chill factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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