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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
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