glaciation


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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.

glaciation

1. The effects on land of ice sheets or glaciers that erode rocks and deposit the rock debris.
2. A time when ice sheets develop and spread.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glaciation - the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of iceglaciation - the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action; "Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe"
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.glaciation - the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
Riss glaciation - the next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps and the deposits laid down at that time
Saale glaciation - the next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe and the deposits laid down at that time
Wolstonian glaciation - the next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in Britain and the deposits laid down at that time
Translations

glaciation

[ˌgleɪsɪˈeɪʃən] Nglaciación f

glaciation

[ˌgleɪsiˈeɪʃən] n
(= process) → glaciation f
(= period) → glaciation f

glaciation

[ˌgleɪsɪˈeɪʃn] nglaciazione f
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