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regelation

[ree-juh-ley-shuh n] /ˌri dʒəˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Physics.
1.
a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant temperature, caused by varying the pressure.
Origin of regelation
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; re- + gelation1
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regelation

/ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the rejoining together of two pieces of ice as a result of melting under pressure at the interface between them and subsequent refreezing
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