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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The inclusive process whereby a glacier or ice sheet shrinks to disappearance.

Usage examples (38)
  • Scientists -- to society's peril -- don't know what triggers irreversible changes such as deglaciation, sea-level rise and extinctions.
  • Sudden changes in North Atlantic circulation during the last deglaciation.
  • The late Wisconsin glaciation and deglaciation of the Laurentide ice sheet.
  • Current deglaciation tells us nothing about the temp now vs any other period. for more
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