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Verb: thaw  tho
  1. Become or cause to become soft or liquid
    "the ice thawed";
    - dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw [N. Amer], dethaw, melt
Noun: thaw  tho
  1. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    - melt, thawing, melting
     
  2. Warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    "they welcomed the spring thaw";
    - thawing, warming
     
  3. A relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
    "the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"

Derived forms: thaws, thawing, thawed

Type of: atmospheric condition, conditions, flux, heating, liquefy, liquify, loosening, phase change, phase transition, physical change, relaxation, slackening, state change, warming, weather, weather condition

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