arctic
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English artik, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos, from arktos bear, Ursa Major, north; akin to Latin ursus bear, Sanskrit ṛkṣa Date: 14th century 1. often capitalized of, or relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region near it <
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2. a. bitter cold ; frigid <
arctic air
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b. cold in temper or mood <
an arctic smile
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arctically adverb II. noun Date: 1867 a rubber overshoe reaching to the ankle or above

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