Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cover with ice or a glacier.
  • transitive verb To subject to or affect by glacial action.
  • transitive verb To freeze.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To act upon by a glacier.
  • To convert into ice.
  • To cover with ice.
  • To give an ice-like or frosted appearance to.
  • To be converted into ice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To turn to ice.
  • transitive verb To convert into, or cover with, ice.
  • transitive verb (Geol.) To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.
  • transitive verb rocks whose surfaces have been smoothed, furrowed, or striated, by the action of ice.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To cover with ice or a glacier
  • verb To erode with a glacier
  • verb To freeze

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb become frozen and covered with glaciers
  • verb cover with ice or snow or a glacier

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin glaciāre, glaciāt-, to freeze, from glaciēs, ice; see gel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin glaciātus, past participle of glaciō ("freeze").

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