Translation of glacial in Spanish:

glacial

Pronunciation: /ˈgleɪʃəl; ˈgleɪʃəl; ˈgleɪsiəl/

adj

  • 1.1 [Geol] glacial
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    • Several minerals, classified as drift minerals in this article, are present in Pleistocene glacial deposits.
    • These processes can be observed occurring in the near-surface at present and have also affected late Devensian and pre-late Devensian glacial deposits.
    • Gypsum crystals are present, occurring in Pleistocene glacial lake beds of bluish-gray silt and clay that are exposed along the banks of the creek.
    1.2 (very cold) [wind/weather] glacial; [look/stare/indifference] glacial
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    • I could see across the flood plain towards rivers of blue glacial ice cascading down from the flanks of distant mountains.
    • This dispassionate view of man and nature brings an icy edge to his work, intensified by her color choice of glacial whites and gelid blues.
    • We climbed slowly towards the Katantika Pass, inching towards the magnificent, glaciated summits of Presidente and Flor, their white snow tinged with glacial blue.

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