- to cover with ice or glaciers.
- to affect by glacial action.
- to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
Origin of glaciate
1615–25; < Latin glaciātus (past participle of glaciāre to freeze), equivalent to glaci(ēs) ice + -ātus -ate1
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Examples from the Web for unglaciated
Year by year the proportion of the population of the State in the unglaciated area is steadily decreasing.The Red Man's Continent
The part of the country that has been plowed over by these glaciers is called the glaciated area and the rest the unglaciated.Nature's Miracles, Volume 1
The glaciated and unglaciated areas differ notably in topography, drainage, and mantle rock.
Part of the valley is a mere cleft cut in the rock and is unglaciated.Drainage Modifications and Glaciation in the Danbury Region Connecticut
The curve of snow motion of 195 is applied to an unglaciated mountain valley.The Andes of Southern Peru
- 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 unglaciated
1620s, "to freeze;" 1865 in reference to glaciers, from Latin glaciatus, past participle of glaciare "to turn to ice," from glacies (see glacial).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper