Glacial meaning

glāshəl
Extremely cold; icy.

A glacial rain.

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Cold and unfriendly.

A glacial stare.

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As slow as the movement of a glacier.

Glacial progress.

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(chem.) Having an icelike, crystalline appearance.
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Relating to or derived from a glacier.
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Characterized or dominated by the existence of glaciers, as the Pleistocene Epoch.
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Of, or relating to glaciers.
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(figuratively) Very slow.
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Having the appearance of ice.
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(geology) Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.
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Having the appearance of ice.
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Of or like ice or glaciers.
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Of or produced by a glacier or a glacial epoch or period.
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Freezing; frigid.

Glacial weather.

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Origin of glacial

  • French from Old French icy from Latin glaciālis from glaciēs ice gel- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French glacial, from Latin glaciālis, from glaciēs (“ice”).

    From Wiktionary