- to cover with ice or glaciers.
- to affect by glacial action.
- to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
Origin of glaciate
Examples from the Web for glaciation
Glaciation then exposed huge deposits of frozen methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.It’s the End of the World but We’ll Be Fine
May 18, 2013
It is that of a cold climate, accompanied by glaciation and boulder deposits.The Story of the Earth and Man
J. W. Dawson
The development of glaciation was in strict accordance with existing conditions.Fragments of Earth Lore
The second glaciation was by far the greatest both in Europe and America.Men of the Old Stone Age
Henry Fairfield Osborn
It evidently belongs to the valley or to a later stage of glaciation.The Home of the Blizzard
We have considered the Laurentian highland and the glaciation which centered there.The Red Man's Continent
- to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
- (tr) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion
Word Origin and History for glaciation
1640s, noun of action from Latin glaciare "to freeze" (see glacis).
1620s, "to freeze;" 1865 in reference to glaciers, from Latin glaciatus, past participle of glaciare "to turn to ice," from glacies (see glacial).