de·frost verb \di-ˈfrȯst, 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
: to release from a frozen state <defrost meat>
: to free from ice <defrost the refrigerator>; also : defog
: to thaw out especially from a deep-frozen state
— de·frost·er noun
Examples of DEFROST
- You can defrost the soup in the microwave.
- Has the refrigerator defrosted yet?
First Known Use of DEFROST
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