Definition of englacial in English:

englacial

adjective

  • Situated, occurring, or formed inside a glacier.

    • ‘Over three field seasons (2001-2003) we examined the physical and hydraulic characteristics of englacial water flow.’
    • ‘Since this englacial rock has suffered little wear since falling on the ice, it is likely to consist in part of large and only moderately rounded boulders.’
    • ‘Many of these have been interpreted as the product of englacial thrusting in ice that has undergone strong longitudinal compression, especially at the thermal boundary between warm and cold ice.’

Pronunciation

englacial

/ɪnˈɡleɪʃ(ə)l//ɛnˈɡleɪsɪəl//ɛnˈɡleɪʃ(ə)l//ɪnˈɡleɪsɪəl/