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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chill, shivering(adj)

    a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

  2. shaky, shivering, trembling(adj)

    vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

    "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"

Wiktionary

  1. shivering(Noun)

    The action of shivering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shivering

    of Shiver

Freebase

  1. Shivering

    Shivering is a bodily function in response to early hypothermia in warm-blooded animals. When the core body temperature drops, the shivering reflex is triggered to maintain homeostasis. Muscle groups around the vital organs begin to shake in small movements in an attempt to create warmth by expending energy. Shivering can also be a response to a fever, as a person may feel cold, though their core temperature is already elevated. Located in the posterior hypothalamus near the wall of the third ventricle is an area called the primary motor center for shivering. This area is normally inhibited by signals from the heat center in the anterior hypothalamic-preoptic area but is excited by cold signals from the skin and spinal cord. Therefore, this center becomes activated when the body temperature falls even a fraction of a degree below a critical temperature level. Increased muscular activity results in the generation of heat as a byproduct. Most often, when the purpose of the muscle activity is to produce motion, the heat is wasted energy. In shivering, the heat is the main intended product and is utilized for warmth. Shivering can also appear after surgery. This is known as postanesthetic shivering.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Shivering

    Involuntary contraction or twitching of the muscles. It is a physiologic method of heat production in man and other mammals.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shivering in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shivering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of shivering in a Sentence

  1. Fred Frazier:

    To see a little girl running alone by herself, that’s when he got very concerned, and she was shivering and cold. she stays right where she was told to stay.

  2. Sydney Smith:

    To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.

  3. Galina Baryshnikova:

    Her legs were moving, she had convulsions, her whole body was shaking, i put socks on her, then a robe, then a blanket, but she was shivering to such an extent, I ca n’t even describe it.

  4. Adrian Vella:

    In humans, brown adipose tissue likely explains about 1% or 2% of energy expenditure in cold situations, and shivering explains far more, so it's an exaggeration, between 1996 and 2009, I believe the environment has changed.

  5. Hannah Pik-Goslar:

    I was shivering in darkness when I suddenly heard a voice; 'Lies, Lies where are you?' It was Anne, and I ran in the direction of the voice, and then I saw her beyond the barbed wire. She was in rags. I saw her emaciated, sunken face in the darkness. Her eyes were very large. We cried and cried, for now there was only the barbed wire between us, nothing more. And no longer any difference in our fates.

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