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A section of ground or pavement that has been pushed up by the freezing of water in the soil. Also called regionally frost boil.
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(Physical Geography) the upthrust and cracking of a ground surface through the freezing and expansion of water underneath. Also called: frost heaving
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an uplift in soil caused by the freezing of internal moisture.
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|Noun||1.||frost heave - upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil|
geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
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