creeps


creeps
A symptom of decompression sickness in which there is itching and tingling of the skin. Also, the skin feels hot and cold. Sometimes, a skin rash or irritation in the eyes also may take place. This is caused by the evolution of nitrogen gas in the blood and body tissues as a result of the effects of reduced atmospheric pressure on the body.

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  • creeps — krēps n pl a deficiency disease esp. of sheep and cattle associated with an abnormal calcium phosphorus ratio in the diet and characterized by progressive anemia, painful softening of the bones, and a stiff slow gait …   Medical dictionary

  • creeps — n. (colloq.) fear it gives me the creeps * * * (colloq.) [ fear ] it gives me the creeps …   Combinatory dictionary

  • creeps — n. the jitters; a case of nerves. □ These movies always give me the creeps. □ The creeps always make me have to go to the john …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • creeps — noun Fear; anxiety. I get the creeps walking down that street, even in broad daylight …   Wiktionary

  • creeps — Synonyms and related words: ache, aching, agitation, chilblains, chill, chilliness, chilling, chills of fear, cold creeps, cold shivers, cold sweat, cryopathy, disquiet, disquietude, dithers, duck bumps, fear and trembling, formication, frostbite …   Moby Thesaurus

  • creeps — a strong feeling of fear or disgust I get the creeps every time that I see a dead animal …   Idioms and examples

  • creeps — give someone the creeps …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • creeps — noun 1. a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease 2. a feeling of fear and revulsion he gives me the creeps • Usage… …   Useful english dictionary

  • creeps — /kreeps/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Vet. Pathol. a disease of the bones in sheep and cattle that causes pain in walking, resulting from a deficiency of phosphorus in the diet. [so called from the effect on the animal s gait; see CREEP, S3] * * * …   Universalium

  • creeps — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. Sl. *heebie jeebies, fear, repugnance, *the willies, *the horrors, *the jumps …   English dictionary for students

  • creeps — kriːp n. person who makes one s skin crawl (Slang) v. crawl; climb; sneak, move along quietly and slowly …   English contemporary dictionary


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