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noun chill pronunciation in American English /tʃɪl/
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  1. 1
    [singular] a feeling of being cold
    Put it in the oven for a few moments just to take the chill off it.
    There’s a noticeable chill in the air today.
  2. 2
    [countable] a minor illness like a cold
    catch a chill: I caught a chill and stayed inside for several days.
    1. a.
      [usually plural] a feeling of being very cold that is sometimes a sign of an illness
      Symptoms of pneumonia include high fever, chills, and muscle pain.
  3. 3
    [countable] a feeling of fear
    The population experienced a chill at the threat of an invasion.
    send a chill down someone’s spine: An unearthly cry rang out that sent a chill down her spine.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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