Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[gley-shee-eyt, -see-] /ˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-/

verb (used with object), glaciated, glaciating.
to cover with ice or .
to affect by glacial action.
verb (used without object), glaciated, glaciating.
to become frozen or covered with ice or .
to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
(transitive) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion

1620s, “to freeze;” 1865 in reference to glaciers, from Latin glaciatus, past participle of glaciare “to turn to ice,” from glacies (see glacial).


Read Also:

  • Glacier

    [gley-sher] /ˈgleɪ ʃər/ noun 1. an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers. /ˈɡlæsɪə; ˈɡleɪs-/ noun 1. a slowly moving mass of ice originating from […]

  • Glacier-bay

    noun 1. a national park in SE Alaska, made up of large tidewater glaciers. 4381 sq. mi. (11,347 sq. km).

  • Glacier cream

    noun 1. (mountaineering) a barrier cream, esp against ultraviolet radiation, used when climbing above the snow line

  • Glacier-lily

    noun 1. a dogtooth violet, Erythronium grandiflorum, of the lily family, native to western North America, having bright yellow flowers.

Disclaimer: Glaciate definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.