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gelid

[jel-id] /ˈdʒɛl ɪd/
adjective
1.
very cold; icy.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin gelidus icy cold, equivalent to gel(um) frost, cold + -idus -id4
Related forms
gelidity
[juh-lid-i-tee] /dʒəˈlɪd ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
gelidness, noun
gelidly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for gel-idly

gelid

/ˈdʒɛlɪd/
adjective
1.
very cold, icy, or frosty
Derived Forms
gelidity, gelidness, noun
gelidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost
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Word Origin and History for gel-idly

gelid

adj.

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

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