from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to, or of the nature of, reascension; specifically, descriptive of or relating to the union of processes by which the coherence, the crystalline condition, and, in some measure, the complexity characteristic of original igneous rocks are restored in sediments and other elastics. The reascensional process is contrasted with the descensional process of disintegration, and includes all the phases of reconstructional work as applied to rocks.


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