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Permanently frozen subsoil, occurring throughout the Polar Regions and locally in perennially frigid areas.
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(Physical Geography) ground that is permanently frozen, often to great depths, the surface sometimes thawing in the summer
[C20: from perma(nent) + frost]
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per•ma•frost(ˈpɜr məˌfrɔst, -ˌfrɒst)
(in arctic or subarctic regions) permanently frozen subsoil.
[1943; perma (nent) frost]
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A layer of permanently frozen subsoil, reaching depths up to 5,000 feet (1,524 meters). Permafrost is found throughout most of the polar regions.
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Permanently frozen subsoil.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Permanently frozen ground found in polar and subpolar zones.
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permafrost[ˈpɜːməfrɒst] N → permagel m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Dauerfrostboden m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
permafrost[ˈpɜːməˌfrɒst] n → permafrost m inv
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