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  Words related to thaw

Related / Similar Words: thawing, warming, melt, melting, dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw

 

Definition:
  • a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile; "the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs";
  • warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw";
  • the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours";
  • become or cause to become soft or liquid; "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat";

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    Hyponyms: deliquesce, defrost, deice, de-ice

     

    Derivational Morphology: dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt, run, melt down, thawing, melting, melter, warming

     

     
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