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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cover with ice or a glacier
  • v. To erode with a glacier
  • v. To freeze

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To turn to ice.
  • transitive v. To convert into, or cover with, ice.
  • transitive v. To produce glacial effects upon, as in the scoring of rocks, transportation of loose material, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


Latin glaciāre, glaciāt-, to freeze, from glaciēs, ice; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin glaciātus, past participle of glaciō ("freeze"). (Wiktionary)



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