Definition of antarctic
: of or relating to the south pole or to the region near it
Examples of antarctic in a Sentence
The group is involved in Antarctic exploration.
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The scientists behind the Larsen C prediction are part of an Antarctic research group called Project MIDAS that investigates how global climate change impacts the ice shelf.
Antarctic ozone wouldn’t recover to pre-1980 levels until well after the year 2100, the analyses suggest.
This area includes the point at which the Indian subcontinent and the Australian and Antarctic continents separated during the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana.
At McQueen, Sarah Burton sent her initially buttoned-up, martially inclined man upriver to a Scott of the Antarctic confrontation with paganism, pattern, and the tree of life.
Ultimately, expanding Antarctic sea ice could help keep carbon dioxide in the ocean and out of the atmosphere.
El Niño is a weather event that brings unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, and one of the big takeaways from the research is that this strong El Niño in 2016 directly contributed to the unusually widespread Antarctic ice melt.
In 1964, his discovery of DDT residue in Antarctic penguins and seals testified to the pesticide’s vast reach.
In the Antarctic summer of 2016, scientists observed a melt event on the frozen continent that could be a harbinger for things to come.
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Origin and Etymology of antarctic
Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
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: of or relating to the South Pole or the region around it
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: of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it antarctic explorers
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