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thaw

thaw

 
 
pronunciation:
thaw
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: thawed, thawing, thaws
definition 1: to become unfrozen or melt.
synonyms:
melt
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
defrost, liquefy, soften, warm
definition 2: to regain feeling, flexibility, or the like by unfreezing or warming.
Her fingers soon thawed out over the fire.
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
warm up
definition 3: to become warm enough to melt ice and snow, as the weather.
similar words:
warm up
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to become unfrozen.
synonyms:
defrost
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
liquefy, melt, soften, warm
definition 2: to return to normal temperature, or to the state of feeling, flexibility, or the like found at normal temperature; warm or defrost.
synonyms:
defrost
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
warm
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of thawing.
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
warming
definition 2: weather warm enough to melt ice and snow, or a period of such weather.
an early thaw
synonyms:
melt
antonyms:
freeze
similar words:
spring, warmth
definition 3: an easing of reserve, hostility, or the like.
a welcome thaw in our relations
synonyms:
easing
similar words:
improvement, reconciliation, relaxation
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