Definition of ice age in English:

ice age

Syllabification: ice age


  • 1A glacial episode during a past geological period. See glacial period.
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    • The most dramatic climate changes have occurred during the past 2 million years when the world entered the present ice age.
    • The Time Machine zoomed its lead character into war torn London and past a new ice age.
    • One thing that they need not concern themselves with is Global Warming causing the onset of the next ice age.
  • 1.1 (the Ice Age) The series of glacial episodes during the Pleistocene period.
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    • He was ambivalent about whether or not they were ever filled by ice sheets during the Ice Age.
    • Part I explores timber cutting from the end of the Ice Age through the medieval period.
    • It was a very quick rate of change between the Ice Age and the warmer period.

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