congeliturbation

[ kuhn-jel-i-tur-bey-shuhn ]
/ kənˌdʒɛl ɪ tɜrˈbeɪ ʃən /

noun Geology.

the churning, heaving, and thrusting of soil material due to the action of frost.

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Origin of congeliturbation

<Latin congel(āre) to cause to freeze up (see congeal) + -i- + Latin turb(āre) to agitate (see disturb, turbid) + -ation
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