deglaciation


de·gla·ci·a·tion

noun \(ˌ)dē-ˌglā-s(h)ē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of DEGLACIATION

:  the melting of ice; specifically :  the retreat of a glacier or ice sheet
de·gla·ci·at·ed \-ˈglā-s(h)ē-ˌā-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of DEGLACIATION

1895

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