Definition of glaciated in US English:



  • Covered or having been covered by glaciers or ice sheets.

    ‘a glaciated valley’
    • ‘This is an area of North American that has been periodically glaciated during the Pleistocene.’
    • ‘Admire the view to the south - the classic glaciated valley of Strath Nethy.’
    • ‘The two maps are genetically related, but very different, in some ways loosely comparable to the ‘Solid’ and ‘Drift’ geological maps of a heavily glaciated area.’
    • ‘Antarctica is the only glaciated continent on the planet, and as such constitutes a unique element in the Earth's environment.’
    • ‘The schist has been glaciated, resulting in exposed outcrop surfaces of 20-30 meters, studded with staurolite crystals.’
    • ‘Uplifted in geological time and repeatedly glaciated, it is a large relatively flat landscape pitted with thousands of lake and tarns.’
    • ‘None of the streams draining upland areas of the Southeast were glaciated during Pleistocene ice ages or inundated by Cretaceous seas during interglacial periods.’
    • ‘The area is home to some stunning scenery, there is a tremendous landscape of rolling sandstone hills and mountains, corrie lakes, inland cliffs and glaciated valleys to paint.’
    • ‘These changes may reflect increased rates of production and circulation of cold, well-oxygenated deep waters around the margins of the glaciated continent, as is the case in modern Antarctica.’
    • ‘Long-tailed mounds extend eastward to Juneau County on the Wisconsin River and were very common throughout glaciated eastern Wisconsin.’
    • ‘Eurasia was not extensively glaciated during the last glacial advance, unlike North America.’
    • ‘Most deglaciated areas are ice-free all year, although glaciated fjords are at least partially covered with glacial ice most of the year.’
    • ‘The little erosion by ice sheets and the preservation of erosion surfaces in glaciated areas is further straightforward evidence for a rapid, post-Flood Ice Age.’
    • ‘The school conducts training throughout the year and includes mountain climbing on peaks ranging from 15,000 to 20,000 feet and survival on glaciated terrain and in snowy and icy conditions.’
    • ‘Cooling in the late Eocene was thus the beginning of a long-term shift from the cool-temperate climate of the Eocene to the glaciated, polar climate found in Antarctica today.’
    • ‘The study site consisted of two glaciated, connecting valleys that run roughly north-south and east-west.’
    • ‘The region is adjacent to the driftless area, and was glaciated during the Wisconsin glaciation.’
    • ‘Even before reaching for the first hold, the group will spend three weeks ferrying 1,500 pounds of food and equipment up and down a glaciated valley.’
    • ‘Cruise-ship passengers take in vistas of glaciated mountains and lichen-covered islands, stopping to visit penguin colonies, seal beaches, and abandoned whaling stations.’
    • ‘Pennsylvania encompasses 11.7 million hectares, with two glaciated sections in the northwest and northeastern corners of the state.’


Mid 19th century: past participle of obsolete glaciate, from Latin glaciare ‘freeze’, from glacies ‘ice’.