regelation

[ree-juh-ley-shuh n]
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noun Physics.
  1. 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.

Origin of regelation

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + gelation1
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Related Words for regelation

freezing, chilling, regelation

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British Dictionary definitions for regelation

regelation

noun
  1. 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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