The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid:
— The thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours.
Polish: roztapianie się, topienie się, topnienie
Warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt:
— They welcomed the spring thaw.
A relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile.
Become or cause to become soft or liquid:
— The ice thawed.
— Dethaw the meat.
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
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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