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SHIVERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shivering mean? 

SHIVERING (noun)
  The noun SHIVERING has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SHIVERING used as a noun is very rare.


SHIVERING (adjective)
  The adjective SHIVERING has 1 sense:

1. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

  Familiarity information: SHIVERING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHIVERING (noun)


Sense 1shivering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

shivering; chill

Hypernyms ("shivering" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)


SHIVERING (adjective)


Sense 1shivering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze

Synonyms:

shivering; trembling; shaky

Context examples:

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

Similar:

unsteady (subject to change or variation)


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