gla·​ci·​ate | \ ˈglā-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce glaciate (audio) , -sē- \
glaciated; glaciating

Definition of glaciate

transitive verb

1 : freeze
2a : to subject to glacial action also : to produce glacial effects in or on
b : to cover with a glacier

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glaciation \ ˌglā-​shē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce glaciate (audio) , -​sē-​ \ noun

Examples of glaciate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside, clearly visible six miles to the south and more than 12,000 feet above town, rose the domed, glaciated head of 15,777-foot Mont Blanc, western Europe’s highest peak. Simon Akam, Outside Online, "You Won’t Pass Chamonix’s Mountain Guiding Test," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of glaciate

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of glaciate was circa 1623

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“Glaciate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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