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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.
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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
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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]
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Past participle: glaciated
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|Verb||1.||glaciate - cover with ice or snow or a glacier; "the entire area was glaciated"|
|2.||glaciate - become frozen and covered with glaciers|
freeze - change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
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