thawing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thaw +‎ -ing

Verb[edit]

thawing

  1. Present participle of thaw.

Noun[edit]

thawing (plural thawings)

  1. The process by which something thaws.
    • 1829, James Macauley, The natural, statistical, and civil history of the state of New York
      Hence, there is a succession of thawings and freezings. The former expand, and endeavour to restore the surface of the ground to its natural condition, while the latter contract and harden it.