adjective Date: 1820 of or relating to the bottom of a glacier or the area immediately underlying a glacier • subglacially adverb

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  • subglacial — [sub glā′shəl] adj. presently or formerly at the bottom of, or deposited beneath, a glacier [a subglacial stream, a subglacial deposit] subglacially adv …   English World dictionary

  • Subglacial — Sub*gla cial, a. Pertaining or belonging to the under side of a glacier; being beneath a glacier; as, subglacial streams. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subglacial — subglacially, adv. /sub glay sheuhl/, adj. 1. beneath a glacier: a subglacial stream. 2. formerly beneath a glacier: a subglacial deposit. [1810 20; SUB + GLACIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • subglacial —     a) Formed or accumulated in or by the bottom parts of a glacier or ice sheet; said of meltwater streams, till, moraine, etc.     b) Pertaining to the area immediately beneath a glacier, as subglacial eruption or subglacial drainage.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • subglacial — /sʌbˈgleɪʃəl/ (say sub glayshuhl), / ˈgleɪsiəl/ (say glayseeuhl) adjective 1. beneath a glacier: a subglacial stream. 2. formerly beneath a glacier: a subglacial deposit. –subglacially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • subglacial — adjective Formed, or occurring beneath a glacier or other body of ice It is also this melting beneath the ice (subglacial, suppose we call it) which loosens the ice from the ground …   Wiktionary

  • subglacial — sub|gla|ci|al Mot Agut Adjectiu invariable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • subglacial — adjective Geology situated or occurring underneath a glacier or ice sheet …   English new terms dictionary

  • subglacial — sub·glacial …   English syllables

  • subglacial — sub•gla•cial [[t]sʌbˈgleɪ ʃəl[/t]] adj. gel occurring or situated beneath a glacier, either at the present time or at some time in the past • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

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