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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How to use regelation in a sentence
This latter question is not once referred to in the memoir in which the regelation theory was first developed.
On both theories, therefore, the strength and quickness of the regelation ought to correspond to the magnitude of the pressure.
Both Professor Helmholtz and I have since agreed to consider the physical cause of regelation an open question.
I have already made the usual regelation experiment before you when I compressed broken ice in this mould.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays | J. (John) Joly
But a little further down the wound is healed again, and regelation has restored the smooth surface of the glacier.The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays | J. (John) Joly
British Dictionary definitions for regelation
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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