1. Having a smooth, glazed or glossy surface, such as certain silks or leathers.
2. Coated with a sugar glaze; candied.
tr.v. gla·céed, gla·cé·ing, gla·cés
1. To glaze.
2. To candy.
[French, from past participle of glacer, to glaze, freeze, from Old French, to freeze, from Latin glaciāre; see GLACIATE.]
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