transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to cover over with ice or a glacier
- to form into ice; freeze
- to expose to or change by glacial action
Origin of glaciatefrom Classical Latin glaciatus, past participle of glaciare, to turn into ice, freeze: see glacial and -ate
transitive verbgla·ci·at·ed, gla·ci·at·ing, gla·ci·ates
- a. To cover with ice or a glacier.b. To subject to or affect by glacial action.
- To freeze.
Origin of glaciateLatin glaciāre glaciāt- to freeze from glaciēs ice ; see gel- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present glaciates, present participle glaciating, simple past and past participle glaciated)
From Latin glaciātus, past participle of glaciō (“freeze”).