Definition of algific in English:

algific

adjective

rare
  • That makes cold; cooling, chilling; (in later use specifically) designating some north-facing talus slopes which have a chilling effect on the microclimate of the area around their foot.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Coles's English Dictionary. From classical Latin algificus that makes cold, chilling from algēre to be cold + -ficus.

Pronunciation

algific

/alˈdʒɪfɪk/