adfreezing

noun ad·freez·ing \ ad-ˈfrē-ziŋ \

Definition of adfreezing

:the process by which two objects adhere to each other via ice
  • It is true, however, in dealing with piles that the thicker the active layer, the greater the surface area of the pile in the seasonally frozen ground. The greater the surface area, the greater the total adfreezing strength.
  • —Roger B. ColtonGeology of the Otter Creek Quadrangle, Montana1962

adfreeze

play \ad-ˈfrēz\ intransitive verb, adfroze play \ad-ˈfrōz\; adfrozen play \ad-ˈfrō-zᵊn\; adfreezing; adfreezes
    • Augering is also difficult in partially frozen soils, since ice tends to build up on the cutting shoe of the auger, and cuttings frequently adfreeze to the auger.
    • —Komex Consultants Ltd.Review of Methodology for Laboratory Analysis and Testing of PermafrostMarch 1983

adfreeze

noun
    • Among the problems reviewed are … the use of ice batters and adfreeze in the design of a diversion dam.
    • —G. W. RathgensProceedings of the Alaskan Science Conference of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council9–11 Nov. 1950

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