Definitions for glacialˈgleɪ ʃəl
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relating to or derived from a glacier
frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry(adj)
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
"a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
arctic, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar(adj)
"an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
of, or relating to glaciers
cold and icy
having the appearance of ice
cool and unfriendly
Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.
Origin: From glacial, from glacialis, from glacies.
pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena
resembling ice; having the appearance and consistency of ice; -- said of certain solid compounds; as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids
Origin: [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When we went to take stock of the state of the lake, what we noticed was shocking - a glacial lake on the verge of outburst.
I steer (them) to protect our communities and their livelihoods from any potential glacial lake flood threat or other disasters like landslides or earthquakes that could occur at any time.
One of the things that we noticed which was quite interesting was that these lakes are actually, in some cases, warming faster than the air temperatures because the air temperatures, you know, change in an instant, whereas the water temperatures, they reflect what is going on in the entire environment around them. So, it could be a reflection of there being less cloud cover, it could be a consequence of more glacial melt water coming into the lake. All these different processes taking place and they integrate them and they warm more gradually but the consequences of that warming can be very serious.
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