- cold; chilly.
Origin of algid
1620–30; < Latin algidus “cold,” from algēre “to be cold”
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Examples from the Web for algid
The algid or congestive form occurs more frequently than either of the others.
Yet the efficacy of this powerful agency is by no means comparable to that which it produces in the algid forms of malarial fever.
Equally ineffectual are other means used for communicating heat to the algid body and thereby reviving its functions.
- med chilly or cold
C17: from Latin algidus, from algēre to be cold
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