English noun: thaw
|1.||thaw (process) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid|
|Samples||The power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster.|
The thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours.
|Synonyms||melt, melting, thawing|
|Broader (hypernym)||heating, phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change, warming|
|2.||thaw (phenomenon) warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt|
|Samples||They welcomed the spring thaw.|
|Broader (hypernym)||atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition|
|3.||thaw (event) a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile|
|Samples||The thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs.|
|Broader (hypernym)||loosening, relaxation, slackening|
English verb: thaw
|1.||thaw (change) become or cause to become soft or liquid|
|Samples||The sun melted the ice.|
The ice thawed.
The ice cream melted.
The heat melted the wax.
The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase.
Dethaw the meat.
|Examples||The chefs thaw the vegetables|
|Synonyms||dethaw, dissolve, melt, unfreeze, unthaw|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||flux, liquefy, liquify|
|Narrower (hyponym)||de-ice, defrost, deice, deliquesce|