defrost[dē frôst′, di-]
- to remove frost or ice from by thawing
- to cause (frozen foods) to become unfrozen
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verb de·frost·ed, de·frost·ing, de·frosts verb, transitive
- To remove ice or frost from: defrosted the windshield.
- To cause to thaw.
- To become free of ice or frost: a freezer that defrosts automatically.
- To become thawed.