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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Storage Fresh, unfrozen butter should be consumed within a month of purchase. Lucinda Scala Quinn, Washington Post, "How to put fancy, high-fat butter to its best use," 21 June 2019 As the bottom of the bubble cooled and solidified, ice crystals also formed a boundary between the frozen and unfrozen part of the bubble — a freeze front — that inched up the surface. Knvul Sheikh, New York Times, "Watch Soap Bubbles Turn Into Tiny Snow Globes as They Freeze," 18 June 2019 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

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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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