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frīgesco, frixi (frigui, Hier. Ep. 52, no. 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.