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deglaciation

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noun de·gla·ci·a·tion \(ˌ)dē-ˌglā-s(h)ē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of deglaciation

  1. :  the melting of ice; specifically :  the retreat of a glacier or ice sheet

deglaciated

play \-ˈglā-s(h)ē-ˌā-təd\ adjective


1895

First Known Use of deglaciation

1895


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