deglaciation

[dee-gley-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-]

noun Geology.

the gradual melting away of a glacier from the surface of a landmass.

Origin of deglaciation

First recorded in 1890–95; de- + glaciation
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deglaciation in Science

deglaciation

[dē-glā′shē-āshən]

The uncovering of land that was previously covered by a glacier. Deglaciation occurs when a glacier melts.
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