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glaciate

[gley-shee-eyt, -see-]
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verb (used with object), gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing.
  1. to cover with ice or glaciers.
  2. to affect by glacial action.
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verb (used without object), gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsgla·ci·a·tion, nounun·gla·ci·at·ed, adjective
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glaciate

verb
  1. to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
  2. (tr) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion
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Derived Formsglaciation, noun
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Word Origin and History for unglaciated

glaciate

v.

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

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