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1. The fusion of two blocks of ice by pressure.
2. Successive melting under pressure and freezing when pressure is relaxed at the interface of two blocks of ice.
(General Physics) the rejoining together of two pieces of ice as a result of melting under pressure at the interface between them and subsequent refreezing
re•ge•la•tion(ˌri dʒəˈleɪ ʃən)
a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure.
The melting of ice when subjected to pressure and refreezing on removal of that pressure.