cryoplanation

noun

cryo·​planation
¦krīō+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

cryo- + planationcry- + planation

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryoplanation was in 1946

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“Cryoplanation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryoplanation. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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