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frīgesco , frixi (frigui, Hier. Ep. 52, 2), 3, v. inch. n. [frigeo], to become or grow cold, to be chilled (mostly ante-class. and post-Aug.; perh. not used by Cic.).
I. Lit.: “eodem addito oleum, postea fervefacito: infundito in catinum, uti frigescat,Cato, R. R. 1, 156, 6: “frigescit terra,Lucr. 6, 865: “ubi frigescere pedes manusque intelligit,Tac. A. 15, 70; cf.: Ulixi cor frixit prae pavore, Liv. Andron. ap. Serv. Verg. A. 1, 92: “(sanguis) cum metu refugit, abit omnis et pallore frigescit,Quint. 11, 3, 78: “frigescens vulnus,Curt. 8, 10.—
II. Trop.
A. To become inactive, languid, faint: si Parthi vos nihil calfaciunt, nos hic frigore frigescimus, Cael. ap. Cic. Fam. 8, 6, 5: “frigescit affectus,Quint. 11, 3, 133: “non patiamur frigescere hoc opus (i. e. miserationem),id. 6, 1, 29.—*
B. To become cold towards any one: “vide sis, ne majorum tibi forte Limina frigescant,receive thee coldly, Pers. 1, 109.
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