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gla·ci·ate

 (glā′shē-āt′, -sē-)
tr.v. gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing, gla·ci·ates
1.
a. To cover with ice or a glacier.
b. To subject to or affect by glacial action.
2. To freeze.

[Latin glaciāre, glaciāt-, to freeze, from glaciēs, ice; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]

gla′ci·a′tion n.

glaciate

(ˈɡleɪsɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (Geological Science) to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
2. (Geological Science) (tr) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion
ˌglaciˈation n

gla•ci•ate

(ˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to cover with ice or glaciers.
2. to affect by glacial action.
v.i.
3. to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
[1615–25; < Latin glaciātus, past participle of glaciāre to freeze, derivative of glaciēs ice]
gla`ci•a′tion, n.

glaciate


Past participle: glaciated
Gerund: glaciating

Imperative
glaciate
glaciate
Present
I glaciate
you glaciate
he/she/it glaciates
we glaciate
you glaciate
they glaciate
Preterite
I glaciated
you glaciated
he/she/it glaciated
we glaciated
you glaciated
they glaciated
Present Continuous
I am glaciating
you are glaciating
he/she/it is glaciating
we are glaciating
you are glaciating
they are glaciating
Present Perfect
I have glaciated
you have glaciated
he/she/it has glaciated
we have glaciated
you have glaciated
they have glaciated
Past Continuous
I was glaciating
you were glaciating
he/she/it was glaciating
we were glaciating
you were glaciating
they were glaciating
Past Perfect
I had glaciated
you had glaciated
he/she/it had glaciated
we had glaciated
you had glaciated
they had glaciated
Future
I will glaciate
you will glaciate
he/she/it will glaciate
we will glaciate
you will glaciate
they will glaciate
Future Perfect
I will have glaciated
you will have glaciated
he/she/it will have glaciated
we will have glaciated
you will have glaciated
they will have glaciated
Future Continuous
I will be glaciating
you will be glaciating
he/she/it will be glaciating
we will be glaciating
you will be glaciating
they will be glaciating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been glaciating
you have been glaciating
he/she/it has been glaciating
we have been glaciating
you have been glaciating
they have been glaciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been glaciating
you will have been glaciating
he/she/it will have been glaciating
we will have been glaciating
you will have been glaciating
they will have been glaciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been glaciating
you had been glaciating
he/she/it had been glaciating
we had been glaciating
you had been glaciating
they had been glaciating
Conditional
I would glaciate
you would glaciate
he/she/it would glaciate
we would glaciate
you would glaciate
they would glaciate
Past Conditional
I would have glaciated
you would have glaciated
he/she/it would have glaciated
we would have glaciated
you would have glaciated
they would have glaciated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.glaciate - cover with ice or snow or a glacier; "the entire area was glaciated"
spread over, cover - form a cover over; "The grass covered the grave"
2.glaciate - become frozen and covered with glaciers
freeze - change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
References in periodicals archive ?
Even if the North Atlantic cooled by 4 to 6 degrees, Bartlein said, it wouldn't be cold enough to glaciate North America or Europe.