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dethawing

dethawing is a present participle form of dethaw

dethaw

Definition:

to become or cause to become soft or liquid

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Past tense:

dethawed

Present participle:

dethawing

3rd-person singular present:

dethaws

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

de-frost | deliquesce

Usage example:

dethaw the meat

Etymology:

The senses, opposites in meaning, are from un- ("reverse, undo") + thaw ("melt")...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

thaw | thaws [plural] | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle] | dethaw [non-standard] | dethawed [non-standard, past tense] | dethawing [non-standard, present participle] | dethaws [non-standard, 3rd-person singular present] | thow [sense-specific]

[intransitive] To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws. Specifically by gradual warming | [intransitive] To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used ... (42 of 118 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thaw

Oxford Dictionary:

unthaw [North American] | unthawed

melt or thaw | (as adjective "unthawed") : still frozen Logically, the verb unthaw should mean "freeze", but in North America it means exactly the ... (24 of 114 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unthaw

unthaw | unthawed | unmelted [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (un·thaw) | [North American] : melt or thaw | (as adjective "unthawed") : still frozen; unmelted (15 of 52 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/unthaw

Collins Dictionary:

unfreeze

to thaw or cause to thaw | [transitive] to relax governmental restrictions on (wages, prices, credit, etc) or on the manufacture or sale of (goods, ... (24 of 384 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unfreeze

Merriam-Webster:

unfreeze | unfroze [past tense] | unfrozen [past participle] | unfreezing [present participle]

to cause to thaw | to remove from a freeze (9 of 82 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unfreeze

Random House Dictionary:

unfreeze | unfroze [past tense] | unfrozen [past participle] | unfreezing [present participle]

to cause to thaw; melt. | to remove or relax controls or restrictions on (funds, prices, rents, etc.). | to become unfrozen; thaw. (21 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unfreeze

American Heritage Dictionary:

unfreeze | unfroze [past tense] | unfrozen [present participle] | unfreezing [3rd-person singular present]

To cause to thaw. | To remove a control or restriction on (prices or wages, for example). (16 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unfreeze

New World Dictionary:

unfreeze | unfroze [past tense] | unfrozen [present participle]

to cause to thaw | [United States] to remove financial controls from (prices, a raw material, etc.) (16 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unfreeze

Wikipedia:

Thaw [disambiguation]

refers to the process of melting, or: to go from a frozen to a liquid state (melt) | to become free of the effect (as stiffness, numbness, or hardness) of cold as a result of exposure to warmth | to be warm enough to melt ice and snow -- used with it... (49 of 344 words, 22 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Thaw

Macmillan British Dictionary:

thaw | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle] | thaws [3rd-person singular present] | thaw out

"thaw" or "thaw out": [intransitive/transitive] if ice or snow thaws, or if ... | "thaw" or "thaw out": [intransitive/transitive] if frozen food ... (21 of 115 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thaw

thaw [singular, noun]

a period of warmer weather that causes ice and snow to turn into water | an improvement in the relationship between two countries (22 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 13

Cambridge Dictionary:

thaw [entry 1]

to (cause to) change from a solid, frozen state to a liquid or soft one, because of an increase in temperature (21 of 64 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 1

thaw [entry 2]

to become friendlier or more relaxed (6 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 2

thaw [entry 3]

an increase in friendliness (4 of 23 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 3

thaw [entry 4] | the thaw

a period of warmer weather when snow and ice begin to melt (12 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 4

Britannica Encyclopedia:

flux [metallurgy]

in metallurgy, any substance introduced in the smelting of ores to promote fluidity and to remove objectionable impurities in the form of slag. ... (23 of 97 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/211548​/flux

Encarta Dictionary:

unfreeze | unfroze [past tense] | unfrozen [past participle] | unfreezing [present participle] | unfreezes [3rd-person singular present]

to remove controls or restrictions on something such as wages, hiring, prices, or rents (14 of 50 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861707951​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

unthaw | unthawed [past tense] | unthawing [present participle] | unthaws [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: The senses, opposites in meaning, are from un- ("reverse, undo") + thaw ("melt") and un- ("release, extract") + thaw ("melt"), respectively. The sense "not thaw, remain frozen" is from the late 1500s.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unthaw

thaw | thaws [plural] | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English thowen, thawen, from Old English þāwian ("to thaw"), from Proto-Germanic *þawōną, *þawjaną ("to thaw, melt"), from Proto-Indo-European *tāw- ("to melt"). Cognate with Scots... (25 of 63 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/thaw

Online Etymology:

thaw

Origin: Old English þawian, from Proto-Germanic *thawojanan (compare Old Norse þeyja, Middle Low German doien, Dutch ... (15 of 94 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=thaw

New World Dictionary:

thaw

Origin: Middle English thawen from Old English thawian, akin to Dutch dooien, German verdauen, to digest from Indo-European base ... (18 of 29 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thaw

Oxford Dictionary:

thaw | it thaws | it is thawing

Origin: Old English thawian (verb), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch dooien. The noun (first recorded in Middle English) developed its ... (21 of 28 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/thaw

Collins Dictionary:

thaw

Origin: Old English thawian; related to Old High German douwen to thaw, Old Norse theyja to thaw, Latin tabēre to waste away

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/thawed

American Heritage Dictionary:

thaw | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle] | thaws [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English thawen, from Old English thawian.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/thaw

Merriam-Webster:

thaw [entry 1, verb]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English thawian; akin to Old High German douwen to thaw, Greek tēkein to melt, Latin tabēre to waste away

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/thaw

Encarta Dictionary:

thaw | thaws [plural] | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle]

Origin: Old English þawian from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861719490​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

thaw | thaws [plural] | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thaw"

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the Free Dictionary:

dethaw

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "dethaw"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "dethaw"

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unthaw

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unthaw"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unthaw"

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thaw

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "thaw"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "thaw"

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Collins Dictionary:

thaw

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thaw"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

thaw | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle] | thaws [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thaw"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/thaw

thaw [singular, noun]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thaw"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

thaw | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle] | thaws [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thaw"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/thaw

thaw [singular, noun]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "thaw"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

thaw [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "thaw"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "thaw"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/thaw 1

Google Dictionary:

thaw | thaws [plural] | thawed [past tense] | thawing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "thaw"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

thaw

Audio: North American pronunciation of "thaw"

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YourDictionary Audio:

thaw

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thaw" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

thaw

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "thaw" by speech synthesizer

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