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  1. cold; chilly.
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Origin of algid

1620–30; < Latin algidus “cold,” from algēre “to be cold”
Related formsal·gid·i·ty, al·gid·ness, noun
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Related Words for algid

wintry, crisp, snowy, frozen, brisk, raw, icy, frosty, cool, bitter, intense, bleak, frigid, chilled, chilly, refreshing, glacial, arctic, keen, cutting

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British Dictionary definitions for algid


  1. med chilly or cold
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Derived Formsalgidity, noun

Word Origin for algid

C17: from Latin algidus, from algēre to be cold
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