ice age

noun

1
: a time of widespread glaciation
2
capitalized I&A : the Pleistocene glacial epoch

Examples of ice age in a Sentence

changes that occurred during the last ice age
Recent Examples on the Web These include processes in the planet’s fluid core, the ongoing impact of the melting of huge glaciers after the last ice age, as well as melting polar ice due to climate change. Laura Paddison, CNN, 15 July 2024 The first sign that Erez Lieberman Aiden and his team were onto something special was the ice age beast’s hairdo. Richard Stone, science.org, 11 July 2024 Mammoths and other ice age animals are routinely dragged out of the permafrost in relatively good condition, with their soft tissues preserved. Michael Irving, New Atlas, 11 July 2024 The analysis is shedding light on how the extinct humans thrived in the ice age environment for more than 100,000 years. Katie Hunt, CNN, 6 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for ice age 

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ice age was in 1855

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“Ice age.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice%20age. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

ice age

noun
1
: a time of widespread glaciation
2
capitalized I&A : the most recent such period in the earth's past

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