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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. chills(noun)ʧˈɪlz

    shivering caused by cold, fear, or excitement

    a movie that gave me chills

  2. chillsʧˈɪlz

    to feel fear or excitement


  1. chills(Noun)

    A feeling of being cold, a symptom of many conditions.


  1. Chills

    Chills or rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. "Rigor" is sometimes considered a synonym for "chills".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chills

    The sudden sensation of being cold. It may be accompanied by SHIVERING.

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