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Meaning of GLACIAL

Pronunciation:  'gleyshul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "let's get inside; I'm freezing"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
  2. [adj]  devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
  3. [adj]  relating to or derived from a glacier; "glacial deposit"
 

GLACIAL is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: arctic, cold, freezing, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, icy, polar, wintry
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gla"cial\, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F.
glacial.]
1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice;
   frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial
   phenomena. --Lyell.

2. (Chem.) Resembling ice; having the appearance and
   consistency of ice; -- said of certain solid compounds;
   as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids.

{Glacial acid} (Chem.), an acid of such strength or purity as
   to crystallize at an ordinary temperature, in an icelike
   form; as acetic or carbolic acid.

{Glacial drift} (Geol.), earth and rocks which have been
   transported by moving ice, land ice, or icebergs; bowlder
   drift.

{Glacial} {epoch or period} (Geol.), a period during which
   the climate of the modern temperate regions was polar, and
   ice covered large portions of the northern hemisphere to
   the mountain tops.

{Glacial} {theory or hypothesis}. (Geol.) See {Glacier
   theory}, under {Glacier}.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a period of expansion of glacial ice.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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