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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Extremely cold or frozen.

Usage examples (35)
  • They wanted to skate, but they were worried that the gelid pond was not quite ready.
  • To have less of the gelid, torpid, tortoise-like existence.
  • His thoughts were gelid with a kind of existential morbidity.
  • These luminous orbs cast a gelid, submarine light of their own. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A dessert that is "jellied" (caused to become semisolid) does not necessarily need to be "gelid" (extremely cold).
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