Definitions for: Abyssal


[adj] so deep as to be unmeasurable; unfathomable; "the abyssal depths of the ocean"
[adj] relating to ocean depths from 2000 to 5000 meters



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: abysmal, deep

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