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 (glā′shē-āt′, -sē-)
tr.v. gla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing, gla·ci·ates
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.


(Geological Science) covered with glaciers or masses of ice
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.glaciated - covered with ice (as by a glacier) or affected by glacial action
frozen - turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold; "the frozen North"; "frozen pipes"; "children skating on a frozen brook"


adj (= covered with glaciers)gletscherbedeckt, vergletschert; (= eroded by glaciers)durch Gletschertätigkeit entstanden
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