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frost

frost

 
 
pronunciation:
frawst [or] frast
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a light, white covering of dew or water vapor frozen into ice crystals.
This morning, the grass is covered with frost.
definition 2: the condition produced when the air temperature falls below the freezing point of water, or the temperature at which this happens.
There will be a frost tonight.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: frosted, frosting, frosts
definition 1: to cover with frost.
Snow frosted the rooftops.
definition 2: to put frosting on a cake or other baked goods; ice.
Who wants to frost the cupcakes?
definition 3: to develop or get a covering of frost or like frost.
The car windows are frosting over.
derivations: frostless (adj.), frostlike (adj.)
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