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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.
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(Geological Science) covered with glaciers or masses of ice
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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"
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adj (= covered with glaciers)gletscherbedeckt, vergletschert; (= eroded by glaciers)durch Gletschertätigkeit entstanden
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The nearer ground was strewn with glaciated boulders and supported nothing but a stunted Alpine vegetation of compact clustering stems and stalkless flowers.
et al.: Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia.
Pakistan had the fourth largest aquifer in the world and was blessed with glaciated rivers.
Except for Antartica and the glaciated Greenland, the IAS affected 17 percent of the global land area which is highly predisposed to their infestation.
Moreover the debris flow and pieces of glaciated ice are likely to accompany the drainage water which may exaggerate the damage along the river flood path,' it added.
Previous work has shown that the cloud-top reflectance in the near-infrared increases in middle-latitude, deep-convective overshooting tops--the overshooting tops appear lighter than the surrounding glaciated clouds due to smaller ice crystals (2-4 [micro]m in effective radius), which are frozen nearly instantaneously in intense thunderstorm updrafts.
Each year, only around 3,000 in-season permits to the Enchantments are released, guaranteeing lottery winners nearly solitary access to a massive and glorious swath of glaciated rock and forest.
Being a highly glaciated area, covering 19 per cent land of the district, the ecology of Chitral is very delicate and highly susceptible to changes in atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases.
Cultural History: The Alden area supported Clovis Era hunters who moved into the region while it was still glaciated. Clovis period artifacts have been found around the site, as well as the bones of Ice Age bison and elk.
Advancement of glaciers and damming of the rivers and streams is common phenomena in glaciated region of world, particularly Himalayas, Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges.
On the southern side, the country has a coastline border of 1046 km along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman while the northern side exhibits the awesome glaciated mountains that attract mountain climbers from all over the world.