defrost

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Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ frost

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Verb[edit]

defrost (third-person singular simple present defrosts, present participle defrosting, simple past and past participle defrosted)

  1. (transitive) To remove frost from.
    I have just defrosted the fridge.
  2. (transitive) To thaw something.
    Will you defrost the chops for supper tonight?
  3. (informal, intransitive) To recover from something tiresome.
    See you tomorrow evening; I'll have defrosted from my trip by then.

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Noun[edit]

defrost (countable and uncountable, plural defrosts)

  1. The removal of frost.
    • 1953, Refrigeration Engineering (volume 61, page 531)
      But only recently has automatic quick defrost appeared on production models of domestic refrigerators.

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