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gelid

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adjective gel·id \ˈje-ləd\

Definition of gelid

  1. :  extremely cold :  icy <gelid water> <a man of gelid reserve — New Yorker>

ge·lid·i·ty play \jə-ˈli-də-tē, je-\ noun
gel·id·ly play \ˈje-ləd-lē\ adverb


Examples of gelid

  1. <the Titanic passengers could not long survive the gelid waters of the North Atlantic>

  2. <the judge listened with the gelid detachment of someone who had heard it all before>



Origin of gelid

Latin gelidus, from gelu frost, cold — more at cold


First Known Use: 1599


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