thaw

Definition of thaw

Pronunciation: thạ
v. i.1.To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; - said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.
[imp. & p. p. Thawed (thạd); p. pr. & vb. n. Thawing.]
2.To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; - said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
3.To grow gentle or genial. Compare cold{4}, a. and hard{6}, a.
v. t.1.To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
n.1.The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost; also, a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed.

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