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regelate Line breaks: re|gel¦ate
Pronunciation: /ˌriːdʒɪˈleɪt/

Definition of regelate in English:


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


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


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

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