re gelation

regelation

[ree-juh-ley-shuhn]
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.

Origin:
1855–60; re- + gelation

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regelation (ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪʃən)
 
n
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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