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antarctic

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adjective ant·arc·tic \(ˌ)ant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Simple Definition of antarctic

  • : of or relating to the South Pole or the region around it

Full Definition of antarctic

  1. :  of or relating to the south pole or to the region near it

Examples of antarctic

  1. The group is involved in Antarctic exploration.



Origin of antarctic

Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic


First Known Use: 14th century

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Antarctic

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geographical name Ant·arc·tic \ˌant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Definition of Antarctic

  1. region including Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, and the surrounding ocean



Rhymes with antarctic



ANTARCTIC Defined for Kids

antarctic

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adjective ant·arc·tic \ant-ˈärk-tik, -ˈär-tik\

Definition of antarctic

  1. :  of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it <antarctic explorers>




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