un·​froz·​en | \ ˌən-ˈfrō-zᵊn How to pronounce unfrozen (audio) \

Definition of unfrozen

: not frozen unfrozen ground

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unfrozen


defrosted, thawed



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Examples of unfrozen in a Sentence

there should be a couple of unfrozen chicken breasts in the refrigerator

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American dippers, roundish birds that feed underwater year-round, live near many hot springs and the unfrozen creeks the warm water enables. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Finding a steaming oasis, isolated and remote: A look at Alaska’s hot springs," 14 Apr. 2018 Foreign accounts were unfrozen, and the lifting of sanctions against Iranian banks allowed the country’s financial system to tap into the global markets. Matt Viser, BostonGlobe.com, "US exit from Iran deal draws criticism from Europe, praise from Israel," 8 May 2018 Shea denied Williams’ request that the inmate account be unfrozen. Edmund H. Mahony, courant.com, "Court Rules State Erred In Seizing Inmate's Civil Rights Judgment," 29 Mar. 2018 Whatever the extent of their collaboration thus far, Iran could undoubtedly use its now-unfrozen assets and cash from oil-investment deals to buy nuclear hardware from North Korea, one of the world’s poorest nations. John Bolton, WSJ, "The Military Options for North Korea," 2 Aug. 2017 Glaciers in the 21st century constitute an unfrozen hazard, as receding glaciers and ice packs push ocean levels higher. Rob Nixon, Smithsonian, "Climate Change Can Also Transform Language," 23 Mar. 2018 Yet surprisingly, many of these worlds could also support large unfrozen pockets of land. Shannon Hall, Scientific American, "Like Ancient Snowball Earth, Frozen Planets May Still Be Habitable," 13 Mar. 2018 Some glaciers are frozen to the ground beneath them, while glaciers on unfrozen ground can slide along. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Many glaciers letting rivers run low, others are falling apart," 27 Jan. 2018 The volunteers’ presence is just one small sign of shifting tides in the battle for Baikal, which holds a fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water. The Economist, "Cleaning up Lake BaikalOn the world’s deepest lake, something new: Russian eco-activists," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of unfrozen

1596, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unfrozen was in 1596

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