noun cryo·planation \¦krīō+\

Definition of cryoplanation

  1. :  the modification of a land surface by intensive frost action that generally decreases the steepness of slopes and lowers the tops of hills and mountains

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Origin and Etymology of cryoplanation

cryo- + planationcry- + planation

First Known Use: 1946

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to criticize severely

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