from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause to thaw.
  • transitive v. To remove a control or restriction on (prices or wages, for example).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To defrost something.
  • v. To resume movement.
  • v. To release from a previously locked or frozen state.
  • v. To thaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To thaw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To thaw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make (assets) available
  • v. become or cause to become soft or liquid


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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