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defrost

verb [I or T] uk   /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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