1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; especially, pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena.

2. <chemistry> Resembling ice; having the appearance and consistency of ice; said of certain solid compounds; as, glacial phosphoric or acetic acids.

<chemistry> Glacial acid See Glacier theory, under Glacier.

Origin: L. Glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. Glacial.

(01 Mar 1998)

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