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algid

[ al-jid ]
/ ˈæl dʒɪd /
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adjective

cold; chilly.

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Origin of algid

1620–30; <Latin algidus “cold,” from algēre “to be cold”

OTHER WORDS FROM algid

al·gid·i·ty, al·gid·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for algid

algid
/ (ˈældʒɪd) /

adjective

med chilly or cold

Derived forms of algid

algidity, noun

Word Origin for algid

C17: from Latin algidus, from algēre to be cold
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