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regelation

[ree-juh-ley-shuh n]
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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.
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Origin of regelation

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + gelation1
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Historical Examples

  • Faraday, who discovered this phenomenon, named it the regelation of ice.

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  • But the case is different with regard to the cause of regelation itself.

  • Two such rings soldered by regelation at a are shown in fig. 14.

  • I question, however, the statement, that regelation takes place by the freezing of a film of water between the fragments.

  • It is this same principle of regelation which enables men to cross snow bridges in safety.


British Dictionary definitions for regelation

regelation

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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