HyperDic: thaw

English > 4 senses of the word thaw:
VERBchangethaw, dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, meltbecome or cause to become soft or liquid
NOUNprocessthaw, melt, thawing, meltingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid
phenomenonthaw, thawing, warmingwarm weather following a freeze
eventthawa relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve
thaw > pronunciation
Soundsthao'
English > thaw: 4 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid.
Example "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
Synonymsmelt, thawing, melting
Broaderheating, warmingThe process of becoming warmer
phase change, phase transition, state change, physical changeA change from one state (solid or liquid / liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
Spanishderretimiento, deshielo, fundición, fusión
Catalandesgel, desglaç, fosa, fusió
Verbsthawbecome or cause to become soft or liquid
English > thaw: 4 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
Meaningwarm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt.
Example"they welcomed the spring thaw"
Synonymsthawing, warming
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Spanishderretimiento, deshielo
Catalandesglaç
Verbsthawbecome or cause to become soft or liquid
English > thaw: 4 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile.
Example"the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"
Broaderrelaxation, loosening, slackeningAn occurrence of control or strength weakening
English > thaw: 4 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningBecome or cause to become soft or liquid.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs thaw the vegetables
Examples
  • "the ice thawed"
  • "dethaw the meat"
Synonymsdissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt
Narrowerdefrost, deice, de-icemake or become free of frost or ice
deliquescemelt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
Broaderliquefy, flux, liquifyBecome liquid or fluid when heated
Spanishderretir, descongelar, deshacer, fundir
Catalandescongelar, desfer, desgelar, desglaçar, fondre
Nounsthawwarm weather following a freeze
thaw, thawingthe process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid / liquid

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