chilling adj : so scary as to cause chills and shudders; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge" [syn: scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery] n : the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature [syn: cooling, temperature reduction]
- present participle of chill
Chill out may mean:
Chilling can also refer to the effects governments and laws have on behavior, particularly on Free speech. See "Chilling effect." This is related to the expression Chills down my spine, a metaphor for Goose bumps.
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