Re`ge*la"tion (-l?"sh?n), n. [Pref. re- + L. gelatio a freezing.] Physics
The act or process of freezing anew, or together,as two pieces of ice.
Two pieces of ice at (or even) 32 Fahrenheit, with moist surfaces, placed in contact, freeze together to a rigid mass. This is called regelation.
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