Definition of unthaw in US English:



  • 1North American Melt or thaw.

    with object ‘the warm weather helped unthaw the rail lines’
    • ‘I went to get a spoon and unthawed my hand, which was aching after holding the cold tub for so long, under some nice warm water.’
    • ‘The artillery boys are already unthawing the thick ice that has covered their guns and have jokingly told Gen. Stuart that they best not be moving for a while since the cannons are firmly frozen in place.’
    • ‘Such a movement could begin to unthaw frozen consciousness.’
    • ‘At this point, I will unthaw a deluxe bag of jumbo shrimp for you to sample as the appetizer.’
    • ‘Speaking of which, I think I'll unthaw some right now.’
    melt, unfreeze, soften, liquefy, dissolve
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  • 2as adjective unthawedStill frozen; unmelted.

    ‘it could not explain how future science might revive the unthawed dead’
    • ‘When using frozen blueberries for baking, lightly coat unthawed berries with flour or sugar before mixing into batter.’
    • ‘Unthawed turkey cooks faster on the outside, often leaving harmful bacteria inside.’
    • ‘She turned around and shoved the unthawed chicken in the oven.’