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"defrost" in British English

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defrostverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌdiːˈfrɒst/  us   /-ˈfrɑːst/
to (​cause to) ​becomefree of ​ice, or to (​cause to) ​become no ​longerfrozen: When you get a ​build-up of ​ice in ​yourfreezer, you ​know it's ​time to defrost it. Defrost the ​chickenthoroughly before ​cooking. Leave the ​chicken to defrost.
(Definition of defrost from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defrostverb [I/T]

 us   /dɪˈfrɔst/
to ​become or ​cause something to ​becomefree of ​ice or no ​longerfrozen: [I] Take some ​meat out of the ​freezer to defrost for ​supper.
(Definition of defrost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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