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Antarcticnoun [U]

 us   /æntˈɑrk·tɪk, -ˈɑr·t̬ɪk/
the very ​coldarea around the ​SouthPole that ​includes Antarctica and the ​surroundingseas
(Definition of Antarctic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"Antarctic" in British English

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Antarcticnoun

uk   /ænˈtɑːk.tɪk/  us   /-ˈtɑːrk-/
the Antarctic the very ​coldarea around the ​SouthPole that ​includes Antarctica and the ​surroundingseas: The ​protection of the Antarctic from ​commercialexploitation is an ​importantgoal of ​environmentalists.

Antarcticadjective

uk   /ænˈtɑːk.tɪk/  us   /-ˈtɑːrk-/
belonging or ​relating to Antarctica or the Antarctic: the Antarctic Ocean/Circle/Zone an Antarctic ​explorer/​expedition
(Definition of Antarctic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Antarctic”
in Spanish antártico…
in Vietnamese Nam cực…
in Malaysian antartik…
in Thai ที่ใกล้กับบริเวณขั้วโลกใต้…
in French antarctique…
in German die Antarktis…
in Indonesian Kutub Selatan, Antartika…
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