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de·frost

 (dē-frôst′, -frŏst′)
v. de·frost·ed, de·frost·ing, de·frosts
v.tr.
1. To remove ice or frost from: defrosted the windshield.
2. To cause to thaw.
v.intr.
1. To become free of ice or frost: a freezer that defrosts automatically.
2. To become thawed.

defrost

(diːˈfrɒst)
vb
1. to make or become free of frost or ice
2. (Cookery) to thaw, esp through removal from a refrigerator

de•frost

(dɪˈfrɔst, -ˈfrɒst)

v.t.
1. to remove the frost or ice from.
2. to thaw or partially thaw (frozen food).
v.i.
3. to become free of ice or frost.
4. to thaw.
[1890–95]

defrost


Past participle: defrosted
Gerund: defrosting

Imperative
defrost
defrost
Present
I defrost
you defrost
he/she/it defrosts
we defrost
you defrost
they defrost
Preterite
I defrosted
you defrosted
he/she/it defrosted
we defrosted
you defrosted
they defrosted
Present Continuous
I am defrosting
you are defrosting
he/she/it is defrosting
we are defrosting
you are defrosting
they are defrosting
Present Perfect
I have defrosted
you have defrosted
he/she/it has defrosted
we have defrosted
you have defrosted
they have defrosted
Past Continuous
I was defrosting
you were defrosting
he/she/it was defrosting
we were defrosting
you were defrosting
they were defrosting
Past Perfect
I had defrosted
you had defrosted
he/she/it had defrosted
we had defrosted
you had defrosted
they had defrosted
Future
I will defrost
you will defrost
he/she/it will defrost
we will defrost
you will defrost
they will defrost
Future Perfect
I will have defrosted
you will have defrosted
he/she/it will have defrosted
we will have defrosted
you will have defrosted
they will have defrosted
Future Continuous
I will be defrosting
you will be defrosting
he/she/it will be defrosting
we will be defrosting
you will be defrosting
they will be defrosting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been defrosting
you have been defrosting
he/she/it has been defrosting
we have been defrosting
you have been defrosting
they have been defrosting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been defrosting
you will have been defrosting
he/she/it will have been defrosting
we will have been defrosting
you will have been defrosting
they will have been defrosting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been defrosting
you had been defrosting
he/she/it had been defrosting
we had been defrosting
you had been defrosting
they had been defrosting
Conditional
I would defrost
you would defrost
he/she/it would defrost
we would defrost
you would defrost
they would defrost
Past Conditional
I would have defrosted
you would have defrosted
he/she/it would have defrosted
we would have defrosted
you would have defrosted
they would have defrosted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.defrost - 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"

defrost

verb thaw, warm, soften, de-ice, unfreeze She uses the microwave mainly for defrosting bread.
freeze (up), frost, ice over or up
Translations
يُزيل الثَّلْجيُزيلُ الصَّقيع
odmrazitrozmrazit
afiseoptø
sulattaa
leolvaszt
affrysta, òíîaòíîa
atšildyti
atkausētatlaidināt
odmrozićrozmrozić
odmraziť
buzunu çözmekbuzunu çözmek/eritmek

defrost

[diːˈfrɒst] VT [+ refrigerator] → descongelar, deshelar; [+ frozen food] → descongelar

defrost

[diːˈfrɒst]
vt
[+ fridge] → dégivrer
[+ frozen food] → décongeler
vi
[freezer] → dégivrer
[frozen food] → décongeler

defrost

vt fridgeabtauen; foodauftauen
vi (fridge)abtauen; (food)auftauen

defrost

[diːˈfrɒst] vt (refrigerator) → sbrinare; (frozen food) → scongelare

defrost

(diːˈfrost) verb
1. to remove frost or ice from (eg a refrigerator). I keep forgetting to defrost the freezer.
2. (of frozen food etc) to thaw (out). Make sure you defrost the chicken thoroughly.
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Police in Paisley have warned drivers not leave their cars unattended when defrosting as thieves could strike.
As much as I love to go to market and cook for my family and friends, I have always dreaded defrosting the refrigerator, the most overused kitchen appliance.
Pour away the liquid that comes out of the defrosting turkey regularly to stop it overflowing and spreading bacteria.
This is why JBT developed the air defrost system (ADF), a unique system which guarantees a full 22 hours of running time at full capacity before defrosting.
After the fire, Max told neighbour Alf Anderson: "I've burned down my house after defrosting my freezer with a heat gun.
A statement on the Coulby Newham and South Middlesbrough Neighbourhood Police Team's Facebook page said of the latest Middlesbrough theft: "Unfortunately the owner has left their car on the driveway of the home address while defrosting the car, leaving the keys in the ignition and with the engine running, going back into the home for a brief moment.
Anyway, I am glad that I read the article in your newspaper because I've got to know that to avoid contamination, there is a proper way of thawing or defrosting meat.
Evaporator frosting and subsequent need for defrosting at low ambient temperatures at ASHPs causes reduced energy efficiency and heating shut down (Zhang et al.
Northumbria Police's Neighbourhood Inspector for the area, Alan Davison, pictured, said: "With the current cold weather and icy temperatures drivers can be tempted to start their cars and leave them running while the windows are defrosting.
The dad had been defrosting his Vauxhall Astra on the driveway of his home on Ravenfield Close, Halewood, this morning, when the incident happened.
Defrosting is usually carried out either by reversing the heat pump cycle or injecting hot gas from the discharge line to the frosted evaporator.
But Ridgewell, who also played for Villa and Blues, said: "I understand how easy it is to get complacent about leaving your car running while it's defrosting.