firnification

firnification
\\ˌfirnəfə̇ˈkāshən\ noun (-s)
Etymology: firn + -i- + -fication
: the process whereby snow is changed to névé

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/fear'neuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n.
the process by which snow changes into névé.
[1920-25; FIRN + -I- + -FICATION]

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