glaciate

verb

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

transitive verb

1
: freeze
2
a
: to subject to glacial action
also : to produce glacial effects in or on
b
: to cover with a glacier
glaciation 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, 27 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of glaciate was circa 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Glaciate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaciate. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

glaciate

verb
gla·​ci·​ate ˈglā-shē-ˌāt How to pronounce glaciate (audio)
glaciated; glaciating
1
: to cover with a glacier
2
: to expose to glacial action
also : to produce glacial effects in or on
glaciation noun
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