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White dwarfs are arch charcoal depleted of nuclear activity sources that air-conditioned over billions of years1. These stars, which are accurate by electron abasement pressure, ability densities of 107 grams per cubic centimetre in their cores2. It has been predicted that a first-order appearance alteration occurs during white-dwarf cooling, arch to the condensate of the non-degenerate carbon and oxygen ions in the core, which releases a ample bulk of abeyant calefaction and delays the cooling action by about one billion years3. However, no absolute empiric affirmation of this aftereffect has been appear so far. Here we address the attendance of a blow in the cooling arrangement of evolving white dwarfs aural 100 parsecs of the Sun, bent application photometry and parallax abstracts from the Gaia satellite4. Application modelling, we infer that this blow arises from the absolution of abeyant calefaction as the cores of the white dwarfs crystallize. In accession to the absolution of abeyant heat, we acquisition able affirmation that cooling is added slowed by the liberation of gravitational activity from aspect sedimentation in the crystallizing cores5,6,7. Our after-effects call the activity appear by condensate in acerb accompanying Coulomb plasmas8,9, and the abstinent cooling delays could advice to advance the accurateness of methods acclimated to actuate the age of arch populations from white dwarfs10.