Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

deglaciation

[dee-gley-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Geology.
  1. the gradual melting away of a glacier from the surface of a landmass.
Show More

Origin of deglaciation

First recorded in 1890–95; de- + glaciation
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

deglaciation in Science

deglaciation

[dē-glā′shē-āshən]
  1. The uncovering of land that was previously covered by a glacier. Deglaciation occurs when a glacier melts.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.