reflex erection of hairs of the skin in response to cold or emotional stress or skin irritation
Derivationally related forms: ↑horripilate (for: ↑horripilation)

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  • gooseflesh — n. A peculiar roughness of the skin produced by cold or fear, in which the hair follicles become erect and form bumps on the skin; called also {goose skin}, {goose pimples}, {goose bumps}. Syn: goose bumps, goose pimples, goose skin. [WordNet… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gooseflesh — ► NOUN ▪ a pimply state of the skin with the hairs erect, produced by cold or fright …   English terms dictionary

  • Gooseflesh — A temporary local change in the skin when it becomes rougher due to erection of little muscles, as from cold, fear, or excitement. The chain of events leading to this skin change starts with a stimulus such as cold or fear. That stimulus causes a …   Medical dictionary

  • gooseflesh — noun Date: circa 1810 goose bumps …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gooseflesh — goose flesh n. See goose bumps. * * * …   Universalium

  • gooseflesh — noun An alternative spelling for goose flesh …   Wiktionary

  • gooseflesh — goose|flesh [ gus,fleʃ ] noun uncount GOOSE BUMPS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gooseflesh — n. goosepimples, goosebumps, small bumps on the skin (caused by fright, cold, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gooseflesh — noun a pimply state of the skin with the hairs erect, produced by cold or fright …   English new terms dictionary

  • gooseflesh — noun (U) especially BrE goose pimples …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gooseflesh — UK [ˈɡuːsˌfleʃ] / US [ˈɡusˌfleʃ] noun [uncountable] goose pimples …   English dictionary

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