frigo-, frig-

(Latin: cold, frost; freezing)

The use of cold in treatment of diseases.
frisson (s), frissons (pl)
1. A shudder or shiver, as of excitement, fear, or pleasure.
2. A brief intense reaction, usually a feeling of excitement, recognition, or terror, accompanied by a physical shudder or thrill.
3. This word comes from the Late 18th century via French, literally "shiver," from Latin frigere "to be cold".

Its relationship to cold, frigere, is based on the fact that when people are cold, they usually shiver.

1. Cooling or freezing.
2. In medicine, reducing fever.
1. To cool or chill (a substance).
2. To preserve (food) by chilling; to make or to keep cold or cool, as for preservation.
3. To cool food or other heat-sensitive products to prevent deterioration in quality.
1. The act or process of refrigerating or cooling a substance.
2. The state of being refrigerated.
3. The process of reducing the temperature; especially, the body temperature of patients and experimental animals.
A cabinet or room for storing substances, as food, at a low temperature.

Cross references of word families that are related directly or indirectly to "winter, freezing, frost, and/or cold": algid- (cold, chilly); cheimo-, chimo- (winter, cold); crymo-, krymo- (cold, chill, frost); cryo-, kryo-; (cold, freezing); gel-, gelati- (freeze, frost, congeal); hiber- (winter, wintry); pago- (cold, freezing); psychro- (cold); rhigo- (cold, frost; shiver).