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re·ge·la·tion

 (rē′jə-lā′shən)
n.
1. The fusion of two blocks of ice by pressure.
2. Successive melting under pressure and freezing when pressure is relaxed at the interface of two blocks of ice.
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regelation

(ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪʃən)
n
(General Physics) 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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re•ge•la•tion

(ˌri dʒəˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure.
[1855–60]
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The melting of ice when subjected to pressure and refreezing on removal of that pressure.
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