Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To chill; to make cold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To chill; to make cold; to cool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To chill; make cold; refrigerate.

Etymologies

Latin infrigidatus, past participle of infrigidare to chill. See in- and frigid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Then he which was infrigidate and cold for joy, stretched out his sinews, and was made all whole by the burning heat of anger and was all whole.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • In serious dancing, where the character of a hero is to be given, there are in his actions, in the course of his life, certain marking strokes, certain incidents or extraordinary passages, which are subjects proper for the stage, and which must be separated from others perhaps more brilliant in history, but which would infrigidate a theatrical composition.

    A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

  • He should himself be thoroughly struck with his initial idea, which will lead him to the second, and so on methodically until the whole is concluded, without having recourse to a method justly exploded by the best masters, that of choregraphy or noting dances, which only serves to obstruct and infrigidate the fire of composition.

    A Treatise on the Art of Dancing

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