pergelisol

noun
per·​gel·​i·​sol | \ ¦pərˈjeləˌsȯl, -säl \
plural -s

Definition of pergelisol

: permanently or perennially frozen ground : permafrost

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History and Etymology for pergelisol

permanent + Latin gelare to freeze + English -i- + Latin solum ground

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“Pergelisol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pergelisol. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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