Definition of "ice-free" []

  • Free of ice and open to travel or navigation: an ice-free channel in the river. (adjective)
  • Marked by a lack of obstructive ice: a three-month ice-free period during the summer. (adjective)

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Use "ice-free" in a sentence
  • "The 5 Arctic coastal states (Canada, USA, Norway, Russia and Denmark, which is responsible for the external affairs of Greenland) are conveting the increasingly ice-free and pristine waters of the Arctic as the next oil bonanza."
  • "We still expect to see ice-free summers sometime in the next few decades."
  • "By 15,500 years ago, the ice-free corridor, that land corridor connecting Alaska with the mainland of the United States, was closed."