[ UK /ˈɑːktɪk/ ]
[ US /ˈɑɹktɪk, ˈɑɹtɪk/ ]
NOUN
  1. a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
ADJECTIVE
  1. extremely cold
    polar weather
    a frigid day
    glacial winds
    icy hands
    an arctic climate
    gelid waters of the North Atlantic
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How To Use arctic In A Sentence

  • Responsive phylotypes were mostly proteobacteria in the subarctic and California HNLC areas, but no changes were noted in the subantarctic experiments.
  • He would insist to his dying day that an arctic wolf had savaged him.
  • Beyond affecting the humans and wildlife that call the area home, the Arctic's warmer temperatures and decreases in permafrost, snow cover, glaciers and sea ice also have wide-ranging consequences for the physical and biological systems in other parts of the world. Arctic is warming, NOAA report says
  • Most of Norilsk's m ajor mines are north of the Arctic Circle. Commodities Trader Trafigura Buys Norilsk Stake
  • Why is oil usually found in deserts and arctic areas? Wonk Room » Perplexed By Science: Joe Barton Wonders If Oil Reached The North Pole From A Secret Texas Pipeline
  • The Japanese fisheries agency said activists on Thursday obstructed Japanese whaling in the Antarctic by throwing bottles of what it described as butyric acid onto whaling ships, as well as flashing laser lights and using water cannon. EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed
  • The geographical results were fruitful; the Ross Sea, the Admiralty Range and the Great Ice Barrier were discovered and some eight hundred miles of Antarctic coastline were broadly delineated. The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
  • Killer whales - known as the wolves of the sea - are top Arctic predators, eating prey that includes fatty animals like walruses, seals, sea lions, and even other whales.
  • Some common shorebirds and seabirds in the Southern Arctic are the semi-palmated plover, northern phalarope, lapland longspur, parasitic jaeger, and semi-palmated plover.
  • With those resources, there's no need to plunder the Arctic Wildlife Refuge or support repressive regimes like the Saudi monarchy.
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