firnification

[feer-nuh-fi-key-shuh n]

noun

the process by which snow changes into névé.

Nearby words

  1. firmer chisel,
  2. firmer gouge,
  3. firmware,
  4. firn,
  5. firn line,
  6. firozabad,
  7. firry,
  8. first,
  9. first aid,
  10. first amendment

Origin of firnification

First recorded in 1920–25; firn + -i- + -fication

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