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chilled

[ chil ]SEE DEFINITION OF chilled
  • verbmake cold
  • verbdiscourage

Synonyms for chilled

  • cool
  • freeze
  • refrigerate
  • air-condition
  • congeal
  • frost
  • ice
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Antonyms for chilled

  • continue
  • heat
  • warm
  • encourage
  • hearten
  • incite
  • inspirit
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHILLED

He was not halfway around the house before he heard a voice that chilled him with horror.

Through the cold and darkness came a shriek that chilled her with horror.

She did not show herself, but returned home at once, chilled to the heart.

True, there had been moments when her warm, loving nature had been chilled.

At length we reached the firm ground, covered with mud and chilled with cold.

His very desolation, amidst the unfamiliar faces, awed and chilled him.

He shaded the dinner, cooled the wines, chilled the gravy, and blighted the vegetables.

He was shivering, and fancied that she must be chilled by the early morning air.

He had watched her in bewilderment, chilled to the bones, as if touched by the hand of death.

Was it some jealousy which could have no end that chilled the blood of her veins?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ciele, cele "cold, coolness, chill, frost," from Proto-Germanic *kal- "to be cold," from PIE root *gel- "cold" (see cold). According to OED, the word seems to have been obsolete after c.1400 (displaced by cold) and the modern use is a back-formation since c.1600 from the verb.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHILLED

cold

adjectivechilly, freezing

cool

adjectivecold, nippy
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