"chills" in the noun sense
1. chill, iciness, gelidity
coldness due to a cold environment
2. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
"a frisson of surprise shot through him"
3. chill, shivering
a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
4. chill, pall
a sudden numbing dread
"chills" in the verb sense
depress or discourage
"The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
2. cool, chill, cool down
make cool or cooler
"Chill the food"
3. cool, chill, cool down
"The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"
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