Glacially



[gley-shuh l] /ˈgleɪ ʃəl/

adjective
1.
of or relating to or ice sheets.
2.
resulting from or associated with the action of ice or :
glacial terrain.
3.
characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or .
4.
bitterly cold; icy:
a glacial winter wind.
5.
happening or moving extremely slowly:
The work proceeded at a glacial pace.
6.
icily unsympathetic or immovable:
a glacial stare; glacial indifference.
7.
Chemistry. of, relating to, or tending to develop into icelike crystals:
glacial phosphoric acid.
/ˈɡleɪsɪəl; -ʃəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by the presence of masses of ice
2.
relating to, caused by, or deposited by a glacier
3.
extremely cold; icy
4.
cold or hostile in manner: a glacial look
5.
(of a chemical compound) of or tending to form crystals that resemble ice: glacial acetic acid
6.
very slow in progress: a glacial pace
adj.

1650s, “cold, icy,” from French glacial, from Latin glacialis “icy, frozen, full of ice,” from glacies “ice,” probably from PIE root *gel- “cold” (cf. Latin gelu “frost;” see cold (adj.)). Geological sense apparently coined in 1846 by British naturalist Edward Forbes (1815-1854). Related: Glacially.
glacial
(glā’shəl)

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