verb \-ˈfrēz\

: 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

transitive verb
:  to cause to thaw
:  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.

First Known Use of UNFREEZE



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