I. v. a.
Freeze, congeal, convert into ice.
Cover with ice, coat with ice, freeze over.
Cover with traces of a glacier.
II. v. n.
Freeze, congeal, turn to ice.

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  • Glaciate — Gla ci*ate, v. i. [L. glaciatus, p. p. of glaciare to freeze, fr. glacies ice.] To turn to ice. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glaciate — Gla ci*ate, v. t. 1. To convert into, or cover with, ice. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc. [1913 Webster] {Glaciated rocks}, rocks whose surfaces have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glaciate — (v.) 1620s, to freeze; 1865 in reference to glaciers, from L. glaciatus, pp. of glaciare to turn to ice, from glacies (see GLACIAL (Cf. glacial)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glaciate — [glā′shē āt΄, glā′sēāt΄] vt. glaciated, glaciating [< L glaciatus, pp. of glaciare, to turn into ice, freeze: see GLACIAL & ATE1] 1. a) to cover over with ice or a glacier b) to form into ice; freeze …   English World dictionary

  • glaciate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: circa 1623 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glaciate — glaciation, n. /glay shee ayt , see /, v., glaciated, glaciating. v.t. 1. to cover with ice or glaciers. 2. to affect by glacial action. v.i. 3. to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers. [1615 25; < L glaciatus (ptp. of glaciare to… …   Universalium

  • glaciate — verb a) To cover with ice or a glacier b) To erode with a glacier …   Wiktionary

  • glaciate — v. freeze; cover with ice or glaciers; be affected by glacial action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glaciate — gla·ci·ate …   English syllables

  • glaciate — gla•ci•ate [[t]ˈgleɪ ʃiˌeɪt, si [/t]] v. at•ed, at•ing 1) gel to cover with ice or glaciers 2) gel to affect by glacial action 3) gel to become frozen or covered with ice or glaciers • Etymology: 1615–25; < L glaciātus, ptp. of glaciāre to… …   From formal English to slang

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