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v. thawed, thaw·ing, thaws
1. To change from a frozen solid to a liquid by gradual warming.
2. To lose stiffness, numbness, or impermeability by being warmed: left the frozen turkey out until it thawed; thawed out by sitting next to the stove.
3. To become warm enough for snow and ice to melt.
4. To become less formal, aloof, or reserved.
To cause to thaw.
1. The process of thawing.
2. A period of warm weather during which ice and snow melt.
3. A relaxation of reserve, restraints, or tensions.
[Middle English thawen, from Old English thawian.]
the act or state of thawing or melting
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|Noun||1.||thawing - the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid; "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"|
|2.||thawing - warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they welcomed the spring thaw"|
atmospheric condition, weather, weather condition, conditions - the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow"