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English definition of “thaw”

thaw

verb [I or T] (BECOME NOT FROZEN)    /θɔː/ US  /θɑː/
to (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature: Allow the meat to thaw properly before cooking it. The sun came out and thawed the ice. It's beginning to thaw (= the weather is warm enough for snow and ice to melt). → Compare freeze verbSnow and iceCold
(Definition of thaw verb (BECOME NOT FROZEN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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