gelid

[ jel-id ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ɪd /

adjective

very cold; icy.

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Origin of gelid

1600–10; < Latin gelidus icy cold, equivalent to gel(um) frost, cold + -idus -id4
Related formsge·lid·i·ty [juh-lid-i-tee] /dʒəˈlɪd ɪ ti/, gel·id·ness, noungel·id·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gelid

gelid

/ (ˈdʒɛlɪd) /

adjective

very cold, icy, or frosty
Derived Formsgelidity or gelidness, noungelidly, adverb

Word Origin for gelid

C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost
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Word Origin and History for gelid

gelid


adj.

c.1600, from Latin gelidus "icy cold," from gelum "frost, intense cold" (see cold (adj.)).

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