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arctic

arc·tic

arctic

 
pronunciation:
ark tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (often cap.) of or pertaining to the geographic region encompassing the North Pole.
Polar bears live in the Arctic wilderness.
synonyms:
hyperborean
similar words:
boreal, northern, polar
definition 2: characterized by or resembling the severity of weather of the arctic region.
We had arctic temperatures here in Chicago last week.
synonyms:
bitter, bleak, freezing, frigid, gelid, glacial, hyperborean, ice-cold, icy
antonyms:
torrid, tropical
similar words:
frozen
definition 3: suited for or similar to that which is used or worn in the arctic.
We have an arctic tent that we use for winter camping.I bought an arctic parka to stay warm this winter.
synonyms:
polar
similar words:
glacial
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (often cap.) the geographical area enclosed by the Arctic Circle.
Several varieties of moss and lichens grow in the Arctic.Global warming is already causing melting of ice in the Arctic.
synonyms:
North Pole, polar circle
similar words:
tundra
definition 2: (pl.) warm, waterproof outer shoes.
You'll have to get a pair of arctics to stay dry and warm in this weather.
similar words:
galoshes, mukluks, overshoes, rubbers
derivation: arctically (adv.)
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