Definition of glacial
- a glacial wind
- a glacial handshake
- maintained a glacial calm
- glacial acetic acid
- progress on the bill has been glacial
Progress on the bill has been glacial.
a glacial weather front coming down from Canada will bring freezing temperatures this weekend
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First Known Use: 1656See Words from the same year
ardent, blazing, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, glowing, hot, igneous, molten, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, warming, white-hot;
: of or relating to glaciers : produced or caused by glaciers
: very cold
: very slow
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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