Definition of Glaciate

1. Verb. Cover with ice or snow or a glacier. "The entire area was glaciated"

Generic synonyms: Cover, Spread Over
Derivative terms: Glaciation, Glaciation, Glacier



2. Verb. Become frozen and covered with glaciers.
Generic synonyms: Freeze
Derivative terms: Glaciation, Glaciation, Glacier

Definition of Glaciate

1. v. i. To turn to ice.

2. v. t. To convert into, or cover with, ice.

Definition of Glaciate

1. Verb. To cover with ice or a glacier ¹

2. Verb. To erode with a glacier ¹

3. Verb. To freeze ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Glaciate

1. to cover with glaciers [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Glaciate

1. 1. To convert into, or cover with, ice. 2. To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc. Glaciated rocks, rocks whose surfaces have been smoothed, furrowed, or striated, by the action of ice. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Glaciate

glacette
glacettes
glacial
glacial acetic acid
glacial boulder
glacial drift
glacial erratic
glacial erratics
glacial period
glacial phosphoric acid
glacial polish
glacialist
glacialists
glacially
glacials
glaciate (current term)
glaciated
glaciates
glaciating
glaciation
glaciations
glacier
glacier lily
glaciered
glacierlike
glaciers
glacimarine
glacioeustasy
glacioeustatic

Literary usage of Glaciate

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"[< L. glada-re, turn into ice (see glaciate), + E. -ble. .... [< glaciate + -ion.] 1. The act of freezing. The water or other liquor usually beginning to ..."

2. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1879)
"(The leaves are often not more laciniate than in examples of R. glaciate.) 4. ... Very near R. glaciate. Wall., differing chiefly by its very hairy berries. ..."

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