glacial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡleɪ.ʃ(ɪ)əl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəl

Adjective[edit]

glacial (comparative more glacial, superlative most glacial)

  1. Of, or relating to glaciers.
    We examined the glacial deposits.
    Wang Shijin is a glacier expert and director of the Yulong Snow Mountain Glacial and Environmental Observation Research Station.
  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. (figuratively) Cool and unfriendly.
    He gave me a glacial stare.

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Noun[edit]

glacial (plural glacials)

  1. A glacial period (colloquially known as an ice age).
    Synonym: ice age

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glacial (masculine and feminine plural glacials)

  1. glacial

French[edit]

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

  1. glacial (all meanings)

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Galician[edit]

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glacial m or f (plural glaciais)

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

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin glaciālis, from glaciēs (ice).

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glacial m

  1. (Jersey) icy

Portuguese[edit]

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glacial m or f (plural glaciais, comparable)

  1. glacial (cold and icy)
    Synonym: gélido
  2. glacial (relating to glaciers)
  3. relating to ice ages
  4. (figuratively) glacial; cold (emotionally distant)
    Synonyms: frio, gélido

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glacial (plural glaciales)

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

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