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thaw

noun

1 thaw

The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid:
— The thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours.

synonyms: melt, melting, thawing.

Roget 335: liquefaction; liquescence, liquescency; melting etc. (heat) 384; colliquation, colliquefaction; thaw; liquation, deliquation, deliquescence; lixiviation, ... show more

Dutch: smelten
Polish: roztapianie się, topienie się, topnienie



2 thaw

Warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt:
— They welcomed the spring thaw.

synonyms: thawing, warming.

Polish: odwilż

3 thaw

A relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile.

verb

1 thaw

Become or cause to become soft or liquid:
— The ice thawed.
— Dethaw the meat.

synonyms: dethaw, dissolve, melt, unfreeze, unthaw.

Roget 826: be composed etc. adj.. laisser faire [Fr.], laisser aller [Fr.]; take things easily, take things as they come; take it easy, rub on, live and let live; take easily, take cooly, take in good part; aequam servare mentem [Lat.].    ... show more

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Roget 914: pity; have pity, show pity, take pity etc. n.; commiserate, compassionate; condole etc. 915; sympathize; feel for, ... show more

Dutch: dooien, ontdooien


Moby thesaurus: bend, colliquate, cut, decoagulate, decoct, defrost, deliquesce, dissolve, fluidify, fluidize, flux, forbear, forgive, fuse, fusibility, fusion, give quarter, have mercy upon, have pity, heat up ... show more.

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