Thaw is defined as to rise in temperature above the freezing point, or to become unfrozen.(verb)
An example of thaw is to defrost meat.
See thaw in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME thawen < OE thawian, akin to Du dooien, Ger (ver)dauen, to digest < IE base *tā-, to melt, dissolve, flow > L tabere, to melt, vanish
See thaw in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb thawed, thaw·ing, thaws verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English thawen
Origin: , from Old English thawian.
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