Definition of glaciated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡlāSHēˌādəd/


Covered or having been covered by glaciers or ice sheets: a glaciated valley
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  • None of the streams draining upland areas of the Southeast were glaciated during Pleistocene ice ages or inundated by Cretaceous seas during interglacial periods.
  • The region is adjacent to the driftless area, and was glaciated during the Wisconsin glaciation.
  • The two maps are genetically related, but very different, in some ways loosely comparable to the ‘Solid’ and ‘Drift’ geological maps of a heavily glaciated area.


Mid 19th century: past participle of obsolete glaciate, from Latin glaciare 'freeze', from glacies 'ice'.

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Syllabification: gla·ci·at·ed

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