from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being algid; chilliness; coldness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Chilliness; coldness.

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  • noun medicine The state of being algid.

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  • noun prostration characterized by cold and clammy skin and low blood pressure


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  • While the refrigerator was kept warm enough to prevent the deterioration of veins and arteries, its algidity nonetheless dictated a ten-hour thawing before the onset of embalming.

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