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abyssal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abyssal  \A*byss"al\,  a.  [Cf.  {Abysmal}.] 
  Belonging  to  or  resembling,  an  abyss;  unfathomable. 
 
  {Abyssal  zone}  (Phys.  Geog.),  one  of  the  belts  or  zones  into 
  which  Sir  E.  Forbes  divides  the  bottom  of  the  sea  in 
  describing  its  plants,  animals,  etc  It  is  the  one 
  furthest  from  the  shore,  embracing  all  beyond  one  hundred 
  fathoms  deep.  Hence  abyssal  animals,  plants,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abyssal 
  adj  1:  relating  to  ocean  depths  from  2000  to  5000  meters 
  2:  so  deep  as  to  be  unmeasurable;  unfathomable;  "the  abyssal 
  depths  of  the  ocean"  [syn:  {abysmal}] 




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