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chill

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

2 uncomfortably cool
  • this chill weather is making my teeth chatter

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chill

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of chill (Entry 2 of 3)

an uncomfortable degree of coolness
  • there's a chill in the air, so you'd better wear a sweater

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chill

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of chill (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause to lose heat
  • chill the gelatin for two hours, until it sets

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2 to get rid of nervous tension or anxiety
  • you want to hang out with us and just chill this weekend?

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3 to lessen the courage or confidence of
  • investors chilled by the floundering economy

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4 to spend time doing nothing
  • instead of going out tonight, let's stay in and chill

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The first known use of chill was in the 14th century

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“Chill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chill. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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