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English definition of “defrost”

defrost

verb [I, T]     /ˌdiːˈfrɒst/
FOOD If food defrosts, it becomes warmer after being frozen , and if you defrost it, you make it become warmer after being frozen : You need to defrost the fish before you can cook it.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
FREEZER If you defrost a fridge or freezer (= machines that keep food cold ), you make them warmer and remove the ice , and if they defrost, they become warmer and the ice melts .Preserving and storing food
(Definition of defrost verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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