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glacial British & World English

Relating to or denoting the presence or agency of ice, especially in the form of glaciers

glacial English Thesaurus

glacial conditions

late-glacial British & World English

Relating to the later stages of the final (Weichsel or Devensian) glaciation, from the beginning of the rise in temperature about 15,000 years ago to the beginning of the Flandrian about 10,000 years ago

glacial period British & World English

A period in the earth’s history when polar and mountain ice sheets were unusually extensive across the earth’s surface

periglacial British & World English

Relating to or denoting an area adjacent to a glacier or ice sheet or otherwise subject to repeated freezing and thawing

postglacial British & World English

Relating to the period since the last (Weichsel or Devensian) glaciation, from the sudden rise in temperature that marks the beginning of the Flandrian about 10,000 years ago

preglacial British & World English

Relating to or denoting a time before a glacial period

subglacial British & World English

Situated or occurring underneath a glacier or ice sheet