Associations to the word «Glacial»

Wiktionary

GLACIAL, adjective. Of, or relating to glaciers
GLACIAL, adjective. (figuratively) very slow
GLACIAL, adjective. Cold and icy
GLACIAL, adjective. Having the appearance of ice
GLACIAL, adjective. Cool and unfriendly
GLACIAL, noun. A glacial period
GLACIAL, proper noun. (geology) Of the Pleistocene period dominated by the presence of glaciers.
GLACIAL ACETIC ACID, noun. (organic compound) Acetic acid that is at least 99.8% pure and tends to crystallize on cold days.
GLACIAL DRIFT, noun. (geology) An accumulation of earth and rock which have been transported by moving ice, land ice, or icebergs.
GLACIAL ERRATIC, noun. A rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests, usually large and transported there by a glacier.
GLACIAL ERRATICS, noun. Plural of glacial erratic
GLACIAL FLOUR, noun. Rock flour.
GLACIAL MILK, noun. Meltwater which appears cloudy because glacial flour (rock flour) is suspended in it.
GLACIAL POLISH, noun. The appearance of rock, after having been worn smooth by a passing glacier.

Dictionary definition

GLACIAL, adjective. Relating to or derived from a glacier; "glacial deposit".
GLACIAL, adjective. Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile".
GLACIAL, adjective. Extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather".

Wise words

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