Definitions for glaciateˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-
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gla•ci•ateˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-(v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
(v.t.)to cover with ice or glaciers.
to affect by glacial action.
(v.i.)to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
Origin of glaciate:
1615–25; < L glaciātus, ptp. of glaciāre to freeze, der. of glaciēs ice
cover with ice or snow or a glacier
"the entire area was glaciated"
become frozen and covered with glaciers
To cover with ice or a glacier
To erode with a glacier
Origin: From glaciatus, past participle of glacio.
to turn to ice
to convert into, or cover with, ice
to produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc