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

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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, "Duluth’s iconic Aerial Lift Bridge out of order due to weight of ice build-up," 2 Dec. 2019 The shed will be big enough to hold 25 snowplows and other various weather and deicing equipment. Dallas News, "DFW Airport is spending $12 million on a shed for snowplows," 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, "Thanksgiving weather live updates: ‘Bomb Cyclone’ and Midwest snow snarl travel for millions," 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, "12 killed, dozens hurt after plane crashes in Kazakhstan," 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, "Duluth’s Aerial Lift Bridge reopens after heavy ice accumlation," 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, "Airlines already have cancelled more than 350 Tuesday flights at Denver airport in anticipation of winter storm," 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, "Northeast Ohio braces for winter storm: What you need to know before the snow starts to fly," 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,, "Firefighting foam chemicals used to put out B-17 crash flames reached the Farmington River," 17 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of deice

1934, in the meaning defined above

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“Deice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deice

: to remove ice from (something)

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