congeliturbation

[ kuh n-jel-i-tur-bey-shuh n ]
/ kənˌdʒɛl ɪ tɜrˈbeɪ ʃən /

noun Geology.

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

Nearby words

  1. congeal,
  2. congealed salad,
  3. congee,
  4. congelation,
  5. congelifraction,
  6. congener,
  7. congeneric,
  8. congenerous,
  9. congenetic,
  10. congenial

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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