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Arctic

noun uk   /ˈɑːk.tɪk/ us    /ˈɑːrk-/
the Arctic geography the very cold area around the North Pole: Polar bears live in the Arctic.Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation

Arctic

adjective uk (also arctic)   /ˈɑːk.tɪk/ us    /ˈɑːrk-/
geography, environment belonging or relating to the Arctic: No trees grow in the Arctic regions.Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation figurative very cold: The North of England has been experiencing Arctic conditions these past few days.ColdSnow and ice
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