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horripilation definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation [syn: pilomotor reflex, gooseflesh, goose bump, goosebump, goose pimple, goose skin, horripilation]

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. literary = goose-flesh. Etymology: LL horripilatio f. L horrere to bristle + pilus hair

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Horripilation Hor*rip`i*la"tion, n. [L. horripilatio, fr. horripilare to bristle; horrere to bristle + pilus the hair: cf. F. horripilation.] (Med.) A real or fancied bristling of the hair of the head or body, resulting from disease, terror, chilliness, etc.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Med.) Shuddering, creeping, creeping shiver, creeping sensation, feeling of hair on end.

Moby Thesaurus

ache, aching, agitation, broken ground, broken water, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling, chills of fear, chop, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, corduroy, corduroy road, corrugation, creeps, cryopathy, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, duck bumps, fear and trembling, frostbite, goose bumps, goose pimples, gooseflesh, heartquake, inquietude, jimjams, kibe, lop, nervousness, palpitation, perturbation, quaking, quiver of terror, ripple, rough, sandpaper, shivering, shivers, sweat, thrill of fear, trepidation, trepidity, uneasiness, washboard



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