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.
Origin and Etymology of antarctic
Middle English antartik, from Latin antarcticus, from Greek antarktikos, from anti- + arktikos arctic
First Known Use: 1594
ANTARCTIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of antarctic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the South Pole or the region around it
ANTARCTIC Defined for Kids
Definition of antarctic for Students
: of or relating to the south pole or to the region around it antarctic explorers
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