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defrost

verb [I or T]     /ˌdiːˈfrɒst/ US  /-ˈfrɑːst/
to ( cause to) become free of ice , or to ( cause to) become no longer frozen : When you get a build-up of ice in your freezer , you know it's time to defrost it. Defrost the chicken thoroughly before cooking . Leave the chicken to defrost.Preserving and storing food
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