Definitions for glacially

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gla•cialˈgleɪ ʃəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets.

    Category: Geology

  2. resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers:

    glacial terrain.

    Category: Geology

  3. characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or glaciers.

    Category: Geology

  4. bitterly cold; icy.

  5. happening or moving extremely slowly.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. icily unsympathetic:

    a glacial stare.

  7. of, pertaining to, or tending to develop into icelike crystals:

    glacial phosphoric acid.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of glacial:

1650–60; < L glaciālis icy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. glacially(adverb)

    by a glacier

    "glacially deposited material"


  1. glacially(Adverb)

    Through glacial action.

  2. glacially(Adverb)

    In a (literally or figuratively) icy manner; icily.

  3. glacially(Adverb)

    With the speed of a glacier; very slowly.


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