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unfreeze

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verb un·freeze \-ˈfrēz\

Simple Definition of unfreeze

  • : to stop being frozen or to cause (something) to stop being frozen

  • : to allow (money or property) to be used, spent, etc.

  • : to start working properly again

Full Definition of unfreeze

un·frozeplay \-ˈfrōz\un·fro·zenplay \-ˈfrō-zən\un·freez·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cause to thaw

  3. 2 :  to remove from a freeze <unfreeze wages>

Examples of unfreeze

  1. We can't wait until the ground unfreezes so we can start gardening.

  2. The warm weather unfroze the lake.

  3. The Justice Department agreed to unfreeze the company's assets.

  4. I had to wait for my computer to unfreeze before I could read my e-mail.

  5. He helped me to unfreeze my computer.



1584

First Known Use of unfreeze

1584



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