Associations to the word «Rigor»

Wiktionary

RIGOR, noun. US spelling of rigour
RIGOR, noun. (slang) an abbreviated form of rigor mortis.
RIGOR CALORIS, noun. (biology) A form of rigor mortis induced by heat, as when the muscle of a mammal is heated to about 50°C.
RIGOR MORTIS, noun. Temporary stiffness of a body's muscles and joints following death.

Dictionary definition

RIGOR, noun. Something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters".
RIGOR, noun. The quality of being valid and rigorous.
RIGOR, noun. Excessive sternness; "severity of character"; "the harshness of his punishment was inhuman"; "the rigors of boot camp".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King