Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that chills.
  • noun A frightening story, especially one involving violence, evil, or the supernatural; a thriller.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which chills.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that chills, especially a machine that produces cold air, either for air conditioning, to prepare chilled foods etc.
  • noun A frightening dramatic work, such as a book or film
  • adjective comparative form of chill: more chill

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to chill + -er

Examples

  • The air conditioner chiller is out here at work, so it is getting pretty warm in the building.

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  • Stephen King, who wrote the novel on which this chiller is based, once opined that director Stanley Kubrick didn’t understand the horror genre.

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  • A new battery-cooling concept featuring a "chiller" component goes into production this year.

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  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents, a show I used to watch on the "chiller" channel.

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  • Medcenter One cut its natural gas consumption in July in half through use of new "chiller" or air-cooling unit, and saved about $32,000.

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  • In this respect, Bedlam was very ahead of its time - tackling issues (albeit within the guise of a 'chiller') that most other films of this time would only shirk from.

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  • The best way to get this cut every time is to partially freeze the meat: A large roast will need 90 minutes to 2 hours in the chiller before cutting.

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  • In addition to the PV panels, wind turbines, and carbon offsetting, the Pixel Building will feature an ozone-free absorption heat pump chiller, a grass roof covering, and a reed-bed system to filter grey water and shade the windows.

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  • In addition to the PV panels, wind turbines and carbon offsetting the building will have an ozone-free absorption heat pump chiller. digg this digg this email this email this tweet this tweet this facebook this facebook this

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  • Coronation chicken is a dish begging to be rescued from the retirement home of the chiller cabinet and given the respect it deserves: as Simon Hopkinson tartly observes, "those cowboys who continue to think that bottled curry paste mixed with Hellmann's is in any way a reasonable substitute here need a good slap with a cold chapatti".

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