regelation

[ ree-juh-ley-shuh n ]
/ 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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Nearby words

  1. regards,
  2. regatta,
  3. regd,
  4. regd.,
  5. regelate,
  6. regency,
  7. regeneracy,
  8. regenerate,
  9. regeneration,
  10. regenerative

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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