glaciate

verb
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

Other Words from glaciate

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

First Known Use of glaciate

circa 1623, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Glaciate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glaciate. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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