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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation.

Usage examples (20)
  • The whole company were in a state of horripilation.
  • What a glorious, delicious, chocolate-rich meaningful word is horripilation!
  • Gord felt the hair on the back of his neck rise In horripilation at the nearness of the ray.
  • Sambhrama here means, probably, joy, or that gratification which shows itself in horripilation. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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