Definition of englacial in English:

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Pronunciation: /enˈɡlāSHəl/


Situated, occurring, or formed inside a glacier.
Example sentences
  • Many of these have been interpreted as the product of englacial thrusting in ice that has undergone strong longitudinal compression, especially at the thermal boundary between warm and cold ice.
  • Over three field seasons (2001-2003) we examined the physical and hydraulic characteristics of englacial water flow.
  • Since this englacial rock has suffered little wear since falling on the ice, it is likely to consist in part of large and only moderately rounded boulders.



Example sentences
  • Until recently, research had discounted that any significant amount of water flows englacially.

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Syllabification: en·gla·cial

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