Definition of talik in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtälik/ Pronunciation: /ˈtal-/


An area of unfrozen ground surrounded by permafrost.
Example sentences
  • Pitty considered that even under extreme permafrost development, taliks would be present beneath major rivers in the Scllafield area.
  • Methane is formed in taliks from the organic matter buried in permafrost and gets to rivers from there.
  • Occasional tritium in some samples at depth indicate a combination of gradients from mine drawdown and taliks allowing recharge of modern fresh water to depth.


1940s: from Russian, from tayatʹ 'melt'.

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Syllabification: ta·lik

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