de·​ice | \ (ˌ)dē-ˈīs How to pronounce deice (audio) \
deiced; deicing; deices

Definition of deice

transitive verb

: to rid or keep free of ice deice an airplane's wings

Other Words from deice

deicer noun

Examples of deice in a Sentence

We watched while they deiced the plane before takeoff.
Recent Examples on the Web Crews started deicing work at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will resume Wednesday morning. Brady Slater, Twin Cities, 2 Dec. 2019 The shed will be big enough to hold 25 snowplows and other various weather and deicing equipment. Dallas News, 10 Jan. 2020 Heavy snow fell Tuesday night into early Wednesday in Minneapolis, where flights are still delayed due to deicing operations and high winds, according to the FAA’s website. Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2019 Government officials said the plane underwent deicing before the flight, but Nazaraliyev recalled that the wings of the plane were covered in ice, and passengers who used emergency exits over the wings were slipping and falling down. Washington Post, 27 Dec. 2019 Crews started deicing Tuesday and continued into Wednesday until temperatures warmed and ice started falling off the iconic bridge. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, 5 Dec. 2019 On Tuesday delays are anticipated because of the weather and as airplanes deice before takeoff, Williams said. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, 25 Nov. 2019 The Ohio Department of Transportation monitors pavement temperatures and considers what components need to go into salt for deicing. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2019 The Flying Fortress hit the ground about 1,000 feet short of the runway, crashed into deicing storage tanks and burst into flames. Gregory B. Hladky,, 17 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of deice

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Deice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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