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

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

Full Definition of ANTARCTIC

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

Examples of ANTARCTIC

  1. The group is involved in Antarctic exploration.


Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ANTARCTIC


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

Definition of ANTARCTIC

region including Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, and the surrounding ocean

Rhymes with ANTARCTIC

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