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Pronunciation

Adjective

glacial (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
glacial

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  1. of, or relating to glaciers
    • We examined the glacial deposits
  2. suggesting the slow speed of a glacier
    • Work on the new dictionary proceeded at a glacial pace
  3. cold and icy
    • After the rain and frost, the pavements were glacial
  4. having the appearance of ice
    • On cold days, glacial acetic acid will freeze in the bottle
  5. cool and unfriendly
    • He gave me a glacial stare

Glacial

  1. (geology) of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers

Derived terms


French

Adjective

glacial m. (f. glaciale, m. plural glaciaux, f. plural glaciales)

  1. glacial (all meanings)

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