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interstade

[in-ter-steyd] /ˈɪn tərˌsteɪd/
noun, Geology
1.
a period of temporary retreat of ice during a glacial stage; a warming period.
Also, interstadial
[in-ter-stey-dee-uh l] /ˌɪn tərˈsteɪ di əl/ (Show IPA)
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