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deglaciation

[ dee-gley-shee-ey-shuhn, -see- ]
/ diˌgleɪ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -si- /
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noun Geology.

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

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Origin of deglaciation

First recorded in 1890–95; de- + glaciation
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Scientific definitions for deglaciation

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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