defrost


de·frost

verb \di-ˈfrst, ˈdē-ˌ\

: 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

transitive verb
1
:  to release from a frozen state <defrost meat>
2
:  to free from ice <defrost the refrigerator>; also :  defog
intransitive verb
:  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?

First Known Use of DEFROST

1895

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