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frost heave

noun, Geology
1.
an uplift in soil caused by the freezing of internal moisture.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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frost heave

noun
1.
the upthrust and cracking of a ground surface through the freezing and expansion of water underneath Also called frost heaving
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