Abyssal Definition

ə-bĭsəl
adjective
Abysmal; unfathomable.
American Heritage
Of or having to do with an abyss.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the great depths of the oceans.
American Heritage
Designating or of the ecological zone (abyssal zone) along the deep ocean floor between the bathyal and hadal zones.
Webster's New World

(archaic) Belonging to, or resembling, an abyss; unfathomable. [First attested in the mid 17th century.]

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Origin of Abyssal

  • First attested in the 1690's. From Medieval Latin abyssalis, from abyssus (“abyss") + -alis (“-al"). Equivalent to abyss +"Ž -al.

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