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Main Entry: 1arc·tic
Pronunciation: primarystressärk-tik, primarystressärt-ik
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English artik "arctic," derived from Greek arktikos "arctic," from Arktos "the Bear," name of the most easily recognizable constellation near the north pole of the sky
1 often capitalized : of, relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region around it <arctic waters> <arctic animals> <arctic clothing>
2 : very cold : FRIGID

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