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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chill, shiveringadjective

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

  2. shaky, shivering, tremblingadjective

    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. shiveringnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. shivering

    To trim a ship's yards so that the wind strikes on the edges or leaches of the sails, making them flutter in the wind. The same effect may be intentionally produced by means of the helm.

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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. Megan Kingston:

    It was one day a couple of weeks ago. I started shivering. So, I checked, and my temperature was normal, i go to bed early and the next morning, I woke up with a 102-degree fever. I went to my respiratory clinic and was swabbed for COVID and had a chest X-ray, which showed I had double pneumonia. They started me on antibiotics and sent me home. They called me back two days later for the swab results. I had tested positive for COVID. I ended up in the hospital that night.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    when it’s time to break down and you’re lying in bed fighting off the urge to scream, when you’re lying there shivering, it’s not the memories that keep you going. instead it’s the dreams and the cats blaring evil and godlike into the blankness. at times like this, it’s best just to sit back and let what is be.

  3. Mike Tipton:

    If your blood sugar falls too far, you'll lose your shivering ability and your perception of cold, you'll tend to think you're warmer than you are.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The dream of infinity is an amazing sensitive sensual love, it excites to shivering, the penis wants ny-yum. dreams lead away from this world, sincerity pierces eternity, poetic idealism, a dreamy heart is faithful to you, you are my constant thirst and hunger of my dreams, an aesthetic masterpiece of the poetry of eternal love, at the genetic level, the ingenious beauty of the universe. So the prosaic and melodic erotica of seduction, refined in detail, the bewitching whirlpool of love, is extraordinary beautiful, and my love is not from the world of everything, you are my dirty fetish, exalting your beauty, every impulse and pulse of the nerve is a signal of love, in my imagination your beauty increases to infinity, you are a monument of beauty, you are more beautiful than the nature of the cosmos and life itself, my love is an operatic poetry of feelings. Aria of my loins. Aesthetic erotica love in every second with you, every millimeter of the body is a masterpiece of aesthetics. It's hot in the morning, I fall in love at the speed of sound, captivated by your beauty at the speed of light, Beauty drives you crazy to infinity, kilowatts of love, gigabytes of dreams, a quintillion of perfect pixels of beauty, each of them is a masterpiece, endless liters of enthusiastic compliments, a symphony of passion, sincere devoted passion , a utopia of endless love. Nerves overflowing with love and passion. 2. Romance of eternal love Romance of eternal love, boundless amorous consciousness, heavenly toupia of love, lyrical romantic melodies of nostalgia, in the past I keep your image in my subconscious as an artifact of true love, you are the sweet music of love, and tears of the heart sing beauty, your beauty is a tattoo in my heart, and mind, burning feelings reach out to you like the stars, my sweet dreams of you, a waterfall of libido, I feel touching feelings between my legs, I get lost in space and time when I look at you, a symphony of seduction, melodic erotica of passion, euphoria of catharsis, the light of my love, illuminates your beauty, in the poetry of dreams, love blooms to trembling, I shudder with passion, love blooms, sincere songs of my heart, sing beauty, seconds overflowing with love, caress my thoughts of you, and idolize every second. And eternity is not enough to enjoy your beauty, and the stars of compliments are burning around, billions of orgasms per second as one eternity lived loving you, primal passion, you are an endless, immensely beautiful dimension of the beauty of the body and soul, billions of light years is the scale of my love, your beauty screams the word sex, epic, great beauty, refined temptation, touching tenderness, in your beauty, you can dream about you forever, oh the call of my dreams, your voice caresses the loins, oh poem of my love, I am with you in my thoughts forever, you are an immortal dream , and the value of the heart, these are thoughts about you, oh the dream of my dreams, you are the tenderness of my sincerity, oh goddess of my infinity, I idolize in compliments, every second with you, the lyrics of romance flow like a stormy river of love. Sadistic teasing beauty, starving libido, naked sincerity of my love. 3. Metaphysical transformations Metaphysical transformations, contemplation of infinity, cultural shock of various inner worlds, landscapes of illusions, defective reality of egoism, worldview as a broken channel of thinking, broken reality, in this selfish world we plunge into nonsense, time leads to other dimensions of imagination, time leads to emptiness, knowledge eternity in the subconscious, tears flow in my veins and liters of tears pass through the heart, in the mirages of oblivion, we comprehend the depths of loneliness, in oblivion we become ghosts and strangers to ourselves, neurocollapse of depression, epilepsy of insight, man as undead on autopilot. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. 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.

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