glacial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Adjective[edit]

glacial (comparative more glacial, superlative most glacial)

  1. of, or relating to glaciers
    • We examined the glacial deposits
  2. (figuratively) very slow
    • 2010, "Under the volcano", The Economist, 16 Oct 2010:
      Progress on judicial reform has been glacial, meeting enormous resistance.
  3. cold and icy
    • After the rain and frost, the pavements were glacial
  4. having the appearance of ice
    • On cold days, glacial acetic acid will freeze in the bottle
  5. cool and unfriendly
    • He gave me a glacial stare

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glacial m (feminine glaciale, masculine plural glaciaux, feminine plural glaciales)

  1. glacial (all meanings)

Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glacial m, f (plural glaciais)

  1. frozen, at the temperature of ice
  2. glacial, pertaining to glaciers
  3. (figuratively) frigid, chilly, not cordial

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Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin glaciālis, from glaciēs (ice).

Adjective[edit]

glacial m (feminine glaciale, masculine plural glaciaux, feminine plural glaciales)

  1. icy

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

glacial m, f (plural glaciales)

  1. glacial
  2. (figuratively) frigid, chilly, not cordial

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