frigo-, frig-

(Latin: cold, frost; freezing)

frigid (adjective), more frigid, most frigid
1. Very cold, with a very cold temperature: "The frigid gusts of wind stung our faces."
2. Lacking emotional warmth, or without friendliness, or enthusiasm: "Henry opened the elevator door for the couple with a frigid stare."

"When Hank put his arm around his wife's shoulders, her reaction was frigid."

frigidarium (s) (noun), frigidaria (pl)
A pool used in the Roman baths that had cool water for a refreshing rinse after going through the hotter baths: "The local health spa recently built a frigidarium to compliment their sauna services."
Tundra; the open communities of cold arctic or alpine regions.
1. Lack of affection, warmth, or enthusiasm: "Her frigidity was a strong signal that he should not try to be romantic with her."
2. The state or condition of being frigid or cold: "The frigidity of the climate was more than she could endure."
A description of being without warmth or enthusiasm.
1. Very cold in temperature: "The frigidness of the climate was not what we expected on our trip."
2. Without warmth of feeling; without ardor or enthusiasm: "There was a frigidness in the reaction to the suggested new law."
3. Stiff or formal: "The welcome that we received was polite but had some frigidness, too."
4. Unemotional or unimaginative; lacking passion, sympathy, or sensitivity.
1. Capable of being destroyed by low temperatures.
2. Easily affected or injured by cold.
3. Unable to withstand cold.
frigophile (s) (noun), frigophiles (pl)
1. A form of life that favours or has a fondness for cold places: As a frigophile, Sally usually decided to spend her vacation time in the far north where the air was frosty and the ground covered with snow.
2. A person who prefers cold or cold things: Jane always had her food and drinks in the fridge because, as a frigophile she only wanted to eat frozen or at least cool food, and never warm or hot!
frigophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An extreme anxiety of being cold or freezing: People who are afflicted with frigophobia put on layers of very warm clothing and even blankets, regardless of the temperature indicated at the place where they are.
A power rating used in refrigeration, equivalent to the extraction of 1 000 calories per hour.
Producing, or generating, extreme cold.
An instrument designed specifically for the measurement of low temperatures.
Very poor blood circulation caused by long exposure to cold.
1. Incapable of being destroyed by low temperatures.
2. Able to withstand cold.
frigostable (adjective), more frigostable, most frigostable
Resistant to low temperatures or iciness: The coat Tony bought for his trip to Canada in the winter was of a frigostable fabric and could be washed easily.

Cross references of word families that are related directly or indirectly to "winter, freezing, frost, and/or cold": algid- (cold, chilly); cheimo-, chimo- (winter, cold); crymo-, krymo- (cold, chill, frost); cryo-, kryo-; (cold, freezing); gel-, gelati- (freeze, frost, congeal); hiber- (winter, wintry); pago- (cold, freezing); psychro- (cold); rhigo- (cold, frost; shiver).