[ gley-shee-eyt, -see- ]
/ ˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si- /
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verb (used with object), gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing.
to cover with ice or glaciers.
to affect by glacial action.
verb (used without object), gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing.
to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
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Origin of glaciate
1615–25; <Latin glaciātus (past participle of glaciāre to freeze), equivalent to glaci(ēs) ice + -ātus-ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM glaciategla·ci·a·tion, nounun·gla·ci·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby glaciate
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British Dictionary definitions for glaciate
/ (ˈɡleɪsɪˌeɪt) /
to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
(tr) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion
Derived forms of glaciateglaciation, noun
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