This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word chills
A feeling of being cold, a symptom of many conditions.
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
The sudden sensation of being cold. It may be accompanied by SHIVERING.