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gelid

[ jel-id ]
/ ˈdʒɛl ɪd /
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM gelid

ge·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 forms of gelid

gelidity or gelidness, noungelidly, adverb

Word Origin for gelid

C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost
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