Complete Definition of "thaw"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/θÉË/
audio|en-us-thaw.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology
OE. þawian

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; â said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws. Specifically by gradual warming
  2. intransitive To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; â said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
  3. context|intransitive|figuratively To grow gentle or genial.
  4. transitive To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve. Specifically by gradual warming.

Translations
trans-top|to melt, dissolve, or become fluid
Czech: tát
Dutch: dooien
Finnish: sulaa
German: tauen
Italian: fondere|fondersi, scongelare|scongelarsi
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Lithuanian: ištirpti
Portuguese: fundir, descongelar, derreter
Romanian: decongelare
Slovenian: stopiti se
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trans-top|to cause frozen things to melt, soften, or dissolve
Czech: rozpustit
Dutch: ontdooien
Finnish: sulattaa
German: auftauen
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Italian: fondere, scongelare

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Noun
en-noun

  1. The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost
  2. a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed. âw:Dryden.

Translations
trans-top|the melting of ice, snow or other congealed matter
French: dégel
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trans-top|a warmth of weather
French: dégel
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Dutch: dooi
ttbc|Italian: fusione f, scongelamento m
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ttbc|Portuguese: descongelamento m
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Category:English ergative verbs

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