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Coldness, chilliness; specifically coldness of the skin or body, especially in an individual suffering from shock, as in the late stages of untreated cholera, septicaemia, etc.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer. From algid + -ity, after post-classical Latin algiditas.
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