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Gelid meaning

gelid - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. extremely cold; " an arctic climate"; " a frigid day"; " gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; " glacial winds"; " icy hands"; " polar weather"
  2. 2. Cold; very cold; frozen.
  3. 3. Cold; icy.

gelid - examples of usage

  1. The night was cold and windy, dense nimbus clouds hovered just above the mountain peaks, and threatened a heavy downpour of rain, but the driving gale scattered them into the gelid regions of space, and after sunrise we had a perfectly clear sky. - "Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1", Ernest Giles.
  2. At that moment he turned his face on the gelid bank; starting with wild horror, he exclaimed, " Is it now so cold? - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
  3. Gelid light and air were in the kitchen but out of doors gentle summer morning everywhere. - "Ulysses", James Joyce.
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