From Latin glaciāre. By surface analysis, ghiaccio (ice) +‎ -are.


ghiacciàre (first-person singular present ghiàccio, first-person singular past historic ghiacciài, past participle ghiacciàto, auxiliary (intransitive) èssere or (transitive, also alternatively when impersonal) avére)

  1. (transitive, also figurative) to freeze
    Synonyms: congelare, gelare, surgelare
  2. (transitive, figurative) to suddenly deprive (someone) of a reaction; to leave in shock; to paralyze
    lo ghiacciò con un'occhiata
    I paralyzed him with one glance
  3. (intransitive, impersonal) to be freezing (of weather) [auxiliary essere or avere]
    stanotte è ghiacciato
    it was freezing tonight
  4. (intransitive) to ice over [auxiliary essere]
  5. (intransitive) to get cold [auxiliary essere]
    Synonym: raffreddarsi
    se aspetti, la zuppa ghiaccia
    if you wait, the soup will get cold
  6. (intransitive) to become numb from the cold [auxiliary essere]
    il piede mi è ghiacciato
    my foot got numb (from the cold)
    a stare qua fuori ghiaccio
    from being out here, I'll get cold


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