Main definitions of rigor in English

: rigor1rigor2

rigor1

Pronunciation: /ˈrʌɪɡə//ˈrɪɡɔː//ˈrʌɪɡɔː/

noun

Medicine
  • 1A sudden feeling of cold with shivering accompanied by a rise in temperature, often with copious sweating, especially at the onset or height of a fever.

    1. 1.1
      short for rigor mortis

Origin

Late Middle English: from Latin, literally stiffness, from rigere be stiff.

Pronunciation:

rigor

/ˈrʌɪɡə//ˈrɪɡɔː//ˈrʌɪɡɔː/

Main definitions of rigor in English

: rigor1rigor2

rigor2

noun