chill factor

noun

Examples of chill factor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Boone County Schools, factors that are taken into consideration when deciding whether or not to cancel school include outside temperature, wind chill factors, amount of precipitation, and any road-clearing progress that's been made. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 Ice forms in the shade, adding to the chill factor. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2024 Early Monday afternoon, the temperature at Toledo Executive Airport near Lake Erie was 21 degrees Fahrenheit with the wind chill factor, according to the National Weather Service. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 22 Jan. 2024 The Dolphins surely can march into Kansas City, where the temperature at kickoff is expected to be hovering around 0 degrees with a wind chill factor below zero, and come away with a victory. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 There’s something so incredibly creepy about the setting of Starve Acre — the farm itself and the time period really add to the chill factor. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Oct. 2023 The wool keeps skin from becoming (or staying) clammy or sweaty, which then stops that chill factor. Field & Stream Commerce Team, Field & Stream, 2 Aug. 2023 The wind chill factor will be close to 0, Bryant said. oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2022 Miami is humid, but that coastal breeze can still add a chill factor at night, and this kimono can easily double as a light jacket. Lane Nieset, Travel + Leisure, 9 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chill factor was in 1965

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“Chill factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chill%20factor. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

chill factor

noun
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