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defrost

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verb de·frost \di-ˈfrȯst, ˈdē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of defrost

  • : to warm something that is frozen until it is no longer frozen

  • : to melt ice that has built up on the inside of a freezer or refrigerator

  • : to melt ice on a car's windows by using heat

Full Definition of defrost

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to release from a frozen state <defrost meat>

  3. 2 :  to free from ice <defrost the refrigerator>; also :  defog

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to thaw out especially from a deep-frozen state

de·frost·er noun

Examples of defrost

  1. You can defrost the soup in the microwave.

  2. Has the refrigerator defrosted yet?



1895

First Known Use of defrost

1895


DEFROST Defined for Kids

defrost

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verb de·frost \di-ˈfrȯst\

Definition of defrost

de·frost·edde·frost·ing

  1. 1 :  to thaw out <defrost a steak>

  2. 2 :  to remove ice from <defrost a refrigerator>

de·frost·er noun



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