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frostnoun [U]

 us   /frɔst/
  • frost noun [U] (WHITE LAYER)

earth science water in the air that freezes when it touches a cold surface and forms a white, powdery layer: There was frost on the grass in the early morning. An early frost killed some of my tomatoes.

frostverb

 us   /frɔst/
  • frost verb (COVER CAKE)

[T] (also ice) to cover a cake with a thin layer of sugar mixed with a liquid
  • frost verb (COVER WITH ICE)

[I/T] to cover or become covered with a white, powdery layer of ice : [I] The windshield frosted up overnight.
(Definition of frost from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"frost" in British English

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frostnoun

uk   /frɒst/  us   /frɑːst/
B2 [U] the thin, white layer of ice that forms when the air temperature is below the freezing point of water, especially outside at night: When I woke up this morning, the ground was covered with frost.
B2 [C or U] a weather condition in which the air temperature falls below the freezing point of water, especially outside at night: There was a frost last night. There were a lot of hard/heavy (= severe) frosts that winter.

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frostverb

uk   /frɒst/  us   /frɑːst/
(Definition of frost from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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