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gelid (ˈdʒɛlɪd Pronunciation for gelid



  1. very cold, icy, or frosty

Derived Forms

geˈlidity, ˈgelidness noun
ˈgelidly adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin gelidus icy cold, from gelu frost

Example Sentences Including 'gelid'

Almost casually, she threw him out and off her, across the gelid bed.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)
How he loathed the gelid , alienating feel of these tissues!
Zindell, David The Broken God
She had written to him and talked by telephone, but his responses were gelid.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories


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