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regelate

Line breaks: re|gel¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪt
 
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Definition of regelate in English:

verb

[no object] technical
(Chiefly of pieces of ice thawed apart) freeze together again: the fragments regelated to a compact mass

Origin

mid 19th century: from re- 'again' + Latin gelat- 'frozen' (from the verb gelare).

Derivatives

regelation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Net accumulation of winter snow followed by compaction and regelation of summer melt formed the ice patches.

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