Associations to the word «Rigor»


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

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.