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Friday, December 21, 2012

Definitions for algid

  1. Cold; chilly.

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Citations for algid
The sun weakens and grows pale as though seen through algid water and the air is stale and still. Bryce Courtenay, The Family Frying Pan
There was an algid texture to the air, causing everyone to shiver involuntarily. Richard K. Patterson, The Kaleidoscope Project
Origin of algid
1620-1630
A late Renaissance term, algid is derived from the Latin algidus, meaning "cold."