postglacial

adjective
post·​gla·​cial | \ ˌpōst-ˈglā-shəl How to pronounce postglacial (audio) \

Definition of postglacial

: existing or occurring during the time following a glacial period postglacial volcanism postglacial climate change

Examples of postglacial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the case of the most recent quake, the postglacial rebound torqued the crust around the fault in a way that increased stress near the epicenter as well. David Bressan, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 The date places the statue at a time when forests were spreading across a warmer, postglacial Eurasia. Andrew Curry, Science | AAAS, 25 Apr. 2018 The date places the statue at a time when forests were spreading across a warmer, postglacial Eurasia. Andrew Curry, Science | AAAS, 25 Apr. 2018 Scientists at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey in Madison said at the time that the low-intensity seismic activity could have been produced by a phenomenon known as postglacial rebounding. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Sep. 2017 The flat postglacial geography of the sluggish Chicago River and its adjacent swamps marked the narrow southwestern edge of the Great Lakes watershed, the perfect spot for a canal to connect the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River watershed. Bill Savage, Chicago Reader, 22 June 2017

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First Known Use of postglacial

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Postglacial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postglacial. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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