deglaciation

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

Definition of deglaciation

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

deglaciated

play \-ˈglā-s(h)ē-ˌā-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of deglaciation

1895

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