Meaning of “defrost” in the English Dictionary

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"defrost" in British English

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defrostverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˌdiːˈfrɒst/ us /ˌdiːˈfrɑːst/

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.

(Definition of “defrost” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"defrost" in American English

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defrostverb [ I/T ]

us /dɪˈfrɔst/

to become or cause something to become free of ice or no longer frozen:

[ I ] Take some meat out of the freezer to defrost for supper.

(Definition of “defrost” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)