algid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj algid chilly "a person who is algid is marked by prostration and has cold clammy skin and low blood pressure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Algid Cold; chilly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • algid Cold.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. algidus, cold, fr. algere, to be cold: cf. F. algide,

Usage

In literature:

We are not bound, therefore, to maintain in any degree the algidity and indifference of our confreres' sublime attitude.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
The second stage is termed the stage of collapse or the algide or asphyxial stage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
The fear that had stricken her heart by turns seemed a cold hand pressing upon its beating and an algid vapor rising stealthily over it.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
Harry felt an algid chill creep over him.
"The Long Lane's Turning" by Hallie Erminie Rives
The skin is perceptibly cold in the algid stage of cholera.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In poetry:

His algid and unruffled brow
Gleamed frostily, and, as he eyed
His raging foes, he seemed, I vow,
Gelidity personified.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
Upon a dark crag peering
Through half-eclipsed eye,
An eye unkind,
Dost meet the wind
With lifted head all-hearing
In the algid sky.
"The Hawk" by Leon Gellert