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Noun: thawing  tho-ing
  1. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours";
    - thaw, melt, melting
  2. Warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    - thaw, warming
Verb: thaw  tho
  1. Become or cause to become soft or liquid
    "the ice thawed";
    - dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw [N. Amer], dethaw, melt

Derived forms: thawings

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

Encyclopedia: Thawing