horripilate

To get goose bumps

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • horripilate — [hô rip′ə lāt΄] vt. horripilated, horripilating [< L horripilatus, pp. of horripilare, to bristle with hairs < horrere, to bristle (see HORRID) + pilus, hair] to produce horripilation vi. to experience horripilation; bristle …   English World dictionary

  • horripilate — verb 1. have one s hair stand on end and get goosebumps I horripilate when I see violence on television • Derivationally related forms: ↑horripilation • Hypernyms: ↑experience, ↑receive, ↑have, ↑get …   Useful english dictionary

  • horripilate — /haw rip euh layt , ho /, v.t., horripilated, horripilating. to produce horripilation on. [1615 25; < L horripilatus (ptp. of horripilare to become bristly). See HORRIFY, PILE3, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • horripilate — Synonyms and related words: affright, alarm, be cold, boss, chatter, chill, coarsen, curdle the blood, didder, disquiet, dither, freeze, freeze to death, fright, frighten, funk, gnarl, granulate, grow cold, have a chill, have goose pimples, knob …   Moby Thesaurus

  • horripilate — hor·rip·i·late …   English syllables

  • horripilate — hor•rip•i•late [[t]hɔˈrɪp əˌleɪt, hɒ [/t]] v. t. lat•ed, lat•ing phl zool. to produce horripilation on • Etymology: 1615–25; < L horripilātus, ptp. of horripilāre to become bristly. See horrific, pile III, ate I …   From formal English to slang

  • Cold — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Cold >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cold cold coldness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 frigidity frigidity inclemency fresco GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 winter winter Sgm: N 2 depth of winter …   English dictionary for students

  • horripilation — /haw rip euh lay sheuhn, ho /, n. a bristling of the hair on the skin from cold, fear, etc.; goose flesh. [1615 25; < LL horripilation (s. of horripilatio). See HORRIPILATE, ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • perscopate — verb /ˈpɜːskəpeɪt/ to bristle or horripilate , 1970: Let us take your cat: now suppose we shave her tail, so that it cannot shall I say perscopate or bristle; suppose we attach a board to her back, so that it cannot arch; suppose we then exhibit… …   Wiktionary

  • alarm — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Angelus bell, Roman candle, abject fear, admonishment, admonition, affright, aid to navigation, alarum, alert, amaze, amber light, anxiety, apprehension, arouse, astonish, awe, balefire, battle cry, beacon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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