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glaciate

[gley-shee-eyt, -see-] /ˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, -si-/
verb (used with object), glaciated, glaciating.
1.
to cover with ice or glaciers.
2.
to affect by glacial action.
verb (used without object), glaciated, glaciating.
3.
to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin glaciātus (past participle of glaciāre to freeze), equivalent to glaci(ēs) ice + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
glaciation, noun
unglaciated, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glaciate

glaciate

/ˈɡleɪsɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to cover or become covered with glaciers or masses of ice
2.
(transitive) to subject to the effects of glaciers, such as denudation and erosion
Derived Forms
glaciation, noun
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Word Origin and History for glaciate
v.

1620s, "to freeze;" 1865 in reference to glaciers, from Latin glaciatus, past participle of glaciare "to turn to ice," from glacies (see glacial).

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