congeliturbation

/keuhn jel'i terr bay"sheuhn/, n. Geol.
the churning, heaving, and thrusting of soil material due to the action of frost.
[ < L congel(are) to cause to freeze up (see CONGEAL) + -I- + L turb(are) to agitate (see DISTURB, TURBID) + -ATION]

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