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thaw

thaw

 
pronunciation:
thaw
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: thawed, thawing, thaws
definition 1: to go from being a frozen solid to being a liquid; melt.
The icy river thawed in early April.
synonyms:
melt
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
defrost, soften, warm
definition 2: to return to a normal temperature after being frozen.
Her fingers soon thawed out over the fire.The steak is thawing in the refrigerator.
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
warm up
definition 3: to cause to become unfrozen.
He thawed some chicken so that we could cook it for dinner.
similar words:
melt, soften, warm
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a period of weather warm enough to melt ice and snow.
The river flooded during the spring thaw.
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
spring, warmth
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