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UNTHAW

 Dictionary entry overview: What does unthaw mean? 

UNTHAW (verb)
  The verb UNTHAW has 1 sense:

1. become or cause to become soft or liquid

  Familiarity information: UNTHAW used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNTHAW (verb)


Sense 1unthaw [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become or cause to become soft or liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dethaw; thaw; unfreeze; unthaw; melt; dissolve

Context examples:

The sun melted the ice / the ice thawed / the ice cream melted / The heat melted the wax / The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase / dethaw the meat

Hypernyms (to "unthaw" is one way to...):

flux; liquefy; liquify (become liquid or fluid when heated)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "unthaw"):

deliquesce (melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air)

de-ice; defrost; deice (make or become free of frost or ice)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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