Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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


(ˌri dʒəˈleɪ ʃən)

a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure.


click for a larger image
The melting of ice when subjected to pressure and refreezing on removal of that pressure.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Bejjeh remain one win ahead, but a win for Hoops by two points would be enough to leapfrog their opponents and avoid direct regelation.
In glacial settings carbonate precipitation is mainly a result of inorganic processes, such as subglacial regelation, periglacial freeze-thaw processes, evaporation and C[O.
Regelation to Division Four and a poor Championship last year has seen their stock fall -but Malachy O'Rourke is planning a big comeback.