hummocky moraine

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A strongly undulating surface of ground moraine, with a relative relief of up to 100 m, and showing steep slopes and deep, enclosed depressions. It results from the down-wasting (i.e. thinning) of ice which is usually stagnant. Blocks of ice may squeeze debris released from the ice into crevasses between the blocks.

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