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1. hoarfrost

noun. ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside).

Synonyms

  • hoar
  • water ice
  • frost
  • rime

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • young
  • disagree

Etymology

  • frost (English)
  • frost (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • hoar (English)
  • hore (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word hoarfrost


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cold, clear weather can form the surface hoar (hoarfrost) atop the snowpack that, buried by subsequent storms, becomes a weak layer that could prompt a slab avalanche sometime down the line.

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