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Related to glacial: Glacial erosion
1. characterized by the presence of masses of ice
2. relating to, caused by, or deposited by a glacier
3. (of a chemical compound) of or tending to form crystals that resemble ice
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intervals of time in the geological history of the earth, characterized by a strong cooling of the climate and the development of extensive continental ice sheets.
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Pertaining to an interval of geologic time which was marked by an equatorward advance of ice during an ice age; the opposite of interglacial; these intervals are variously called glacial periods, glacial epochs, glacial stages, and so on.
Pertaining to ice, especially in great masses such as sheets of land ice or glaciers.
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