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englacial

[ en-gley-shuhl ]
/ ɛnˈgleɪ ʃəl /
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adjective Geology.

within the ice of a glacier.
believed to have been formerly within the ice of a glacier: englacial debris.

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Origin of englacial

First recorded in1890–95; en-1 + glacial

OTHER WORDS FROM englacial

en·gla·cial·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for englacial

englacial
/ (ɪnˈɡleɪsɪəl) /

adjective

embedded in, carried by, or running through a glacierenglacial drift; an englacial river

Derived forms of englacial

englacially, adverb
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Scientific definitions for englacial

englacial
[ ĕn-glāshəl ]

Located or occurring within a glacier, as certain meltwater streams, till deposits, and moraines.
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