Unthaw vs. Thaw

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  • Unthaw (verb)

    To thaw out, to unfreeze; to become soft (of something which had been frozen).

  • Thaw (verb)

    To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften from frozen

    “the ice thaws”

  • Thaw (verb)

    To become so warm as to melt ice and snow — said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.

    “It’s beginning to thaw.”

  • Thaw (verb)

    To grow gentle or genial.

    “Her anger has thawed.”

  • Thaw (verb)

    To gradually cause frozen things (such as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.

  • Unthaw (verb)

    melt or thaw

    “the warm weather helped unthaw the rail lines”

  • Unthaw (verb)

    still frozen

    “you can cook prawns from frozen by plunging them, unthawed, into boiling water”

Oxford Dictionary

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