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Very cold; icy: gelid ocean waters. See Synonyms at cold.
ge·lid′i·ty (jə-lĭd′ĭ-tē), gel′id·ness n.
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very cold, icy, or frosty
[C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost]
geˈlidity, ˈgelidness n
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very cold; icy.
[1600–10; < Latin gelidus icy cold =gel(um) frost, cold + -idus -id4]
ge•lid•i•ty (dʒəˈlɪd ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||gelid - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"|
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"
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