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tr.v. de·iced, de·ic·ing, de·ic·es
To make or keep free of ice; melt ice from: deiced the plane's wings before takeoff.


or de-ice


v.t. -iced, -ic•ing.
to prevent or remove ice formation, as on the wing of an airplane.
de•ic′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deice - make or become free of frost or ice; "Defrost the car window"
dethaw, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, melt, dissolve - become or cause to become soft or liquid; "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"
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Lonnie Vaughan, Yingling president said that with the contracts, Yingling will deice commercial planes at the airport and provide back-up services for other airlines.
At airports where snow is relatively dry, mechanical removal using brooms or even blasts of hot air can reduce the amount of ADF required to deice.
The Boeing 787 uses a pioneering electro thermal ice protection system that eliminates the need to use hot air from the jet engines to deice the wings in flight.
On June 24, 2004 Radiant announced that the Port Authority of New York New Jersey Board of Commissioners approved the acquisition of Radiant's InfraTek deicing system that is able to deice aircraft as large as a B747-300 for installation at JFK.