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gla·cial

 (glā′shəl)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, or produced by a glacier.
b. Extremely slow, like the movement of a glacier: Work proceeded at a glacial pace.
2.
a. often Glacial Characterized or dominated by the existence of glaciers. Used of a geologic epoch.
b. Pleistocene. See Table at geologic time.
3. Extremely cold; icy: a glacial rain. See Synonyms at cold.
4. Having the appearance of ice.
5.
a. Lacking warmth and friendliness: a glacial stare.
b. Coldly detached: a glacial composure.

[French, from Old French, icy, from Latin glaciālis, from glaciēs, ice; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]

gla′cial·ly adv.

glacial

(ˈɡleɪsɪəl; -ʃəl)
adj
1. (Geological Science) characterized by the presence of masses of ice
2. (Geological Science) relating to, caused by, or deposited by a glacier
3. extremely cold; icy
4. cold or hostile in manner: a glacial look.
5. (Chemistry) (of a chemical compound) of or tending to form crystals that resemble ice: glacial acetic acid.
6. very slow in progress: a glacial pace.
ˈglacially adv

gla•cial

(ˈgleɪ ʃəl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets.
2. resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain.
3. characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or glaciers.
4. bitterly cold; icy.
5. happening or moving extremely slowly.
6. icily unsympathetic: a glacial stare.
7. of, pertaining to, or tending to develop into icelike crystals: glacial phosphoric acid.
[1650–60; < Latin glaciālis icy]
gla′cial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glacial - relating to or derived from a glacier; "glacial deposit"
2.glacial - devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
cold - extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion; "a cold unfriendly nod"; "a cold and unaffectionate person"; "a cold impersonal manner"; "cold logic"; "the concert left me cold"
3.glacial - extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
cold - having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer"

glacial

adjective
1. icy, biting, cold, freezing, frozen, bitter, raw, chill, piercing, arctic, polar, chilly, frosty, wintry The air from the sea felt glacial.
2. unfriendly, hostile, cold, icy, frosty, antagonistic, frigid, inimical The Duchess gave him a glacial look and moved on.

glacial

adjective
1. Very cold:
Archaic: frore.
Idiom: bitter cold.
2. Lacking all friendliness and warmth:
Translations
بارِد جِداًجَليدي
ledovcovýledovýstudený
gletscher-iskoldisnende
befagyottglaciális
ledyninisledynų
ledainsledaja-ledus-stindzinošs
ľadovcový
buzulludondurucuson derece soğuk

glacial

[ˈgleɪsɪəl] ADJ
1. (Geol) [erosion] → glaciar; [period] → glacial; (= cold) [weather, wind] → glacial
2. [person, stare, atmosphere] → glacial

glacial

[ˈgleɪsiəl ˈgleɪʃəl] adj
(GEOGRAPHY)glaciaire
(= cold) [wind, weather] → glacial(e)

glacial

adj
(Geol) → Gletscher-, glazial (spec); glacial landscapeGletscherlandschaft f; at a glacial pace (fig)im Schneckentempo
(= cold) look, windeisig; (fig) person, atmosphere, smilefrostig

glacial

[ˈgleɪsɪəl] adjglaciale
glacial advance → espansione f glaciale
glacial retreat → ritiro dei ghiacciai

glacial

(ˈgleiʃəl) adjective
1. of glaciers; formed by ice. a glacial valley; glacial deposits.
2. extremely cold. a glacial wind.

glacial

a. glacial, rel. al. hielo o semejante al mismo.
References in classic literature ?
This is the wise waggish-will and good-will of my soul, that it CONCEALETH NOT its winters and glacial storms; it concealeth not its chilblains either.
At unexpected turns, after mounting some steep grade, Shasta would appear again, still distant, now showing two peaks and glacial fields of shimmering white.
Morrel expected Villefort would be dejected; he found him as he had found him six weeks before, calm, firm, and full of that glacial politeness, that most insurmountable barrier which separates the well-bred from the vulgar man.
Dempsey had a glacial eye, a dominating slit of a mouth, an indestructible jaw, a complexion like a belle's and the coolness of a champion.
Notre-Dame de Paris has not, like the Abbey of Tournus, the grave and massive frame, the large and round vault, the glacial bareness, the majestic simplicity of the edifices which have the rounded arch for their progenitor.
By failure, as we think, of that historic sense, of [34] which he could speak so well, he got no further in this direction than the glacial condition of rationalistic Geneva.
The scientific celebrities, forgetting their mollusks and glacial periods, gossiped about art, while devoting themselves to oysters and ices with characteristic energy; the young musician, who was charming the city like a second Orpheus, talked horses; and the specimen of the British nobility present happened to be the most ordinary man of the party.
Scientific men perceived in it a confirmation of their theories concerning the glacial period; so through their persuasions the little tract of ground was bought and permanently protected against being built upon.
On this view, the capacity of enduring the most different climates by man himself and by his domestic animals, and such facts as that former species of the elephant and rhinoceros were capable of enduring a glacial climate, whereas the living species are now all tropical or sub-tropical in their habits, ought not to be looked at as anomalies, but merely as examples of a very common flexibility of constitution, brought, under peculiar circumstances, into play.
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Such floods are known as Glacier Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs), and occur when a glacial lake dammed by a glacier is inundated beyond its capacity.
ISLAMABAD -- The Met Office has issued an alert for Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral regions, forecasting a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF).