[dee-gley-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-]
the gradual melting away of a glacier from the surface of a landmass.
- degenerative joint disease,
Origin of deglaciation
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The uncovering of land that was previously covered by a glacier. Deglaciation occurs when a glacier melts.
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