regelation

[ ree-juh-ley-shuhn ]
/ ˌri dʒəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Physics.

a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant temperature, caused by varying the pressure.

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Origin of regelation

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + gelation1
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British Dictionary definitions for regelation

regelation
/ (ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪʃən) /

noun

the rejoining together of two pieces of ice as a result of melting under pressure at the interface between them and subsequent refreezing
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