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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 ​coldsurface and ​forms a ​white, ​powderylayer: 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 ​thinlayer of ​sugarmixed with a ​liquid
  • frost verb (COVER WITH ICE)

[I/T] to ​cover or ​becomecovered with a ​white, ​powderylayer 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, ​whitelayer of ​ice that ​forms when the ​airtemperature is below the ​freezingpoint of ​water, ​especiallyoutside at ​night: When I ​woke up this ​morning, the ​ground was ​covered with frost.
B2 [C or U] a ​weathercondition in which the ​airtemperaturefalls below the ​freezingpoint of ​water, ​especiallyoutside 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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