noun Geology.

a period of temporary retreat of ice during a glacial stage; a warming period.

Also in·ter·sta·di·al [in-ter-stey-dee-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈsteɪ di əl/.

Origin of interstade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for interstadial


adjective, noun

another word for interglacial

Word Origin for interstadial

C20: from New Latin, from inter- + stadium stage
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