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defrost

de·frost

defrost

 
pronunciation:
dih frawst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: defrosted, defrosting, defrosts
definition 1: to remove frost or ice from.
Press this button to defrost the windshield.
definition 2: to cause or allow (frozen food) to thaw.
Make sure you fully defrost the turkey before roasting.
similar words:
thaw
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to thaw out; become defrosted.
The meat will defrost in a few hours.
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