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dethaw ‎(third-person singular simple present dethaws, present participle dethawing, simple past and past participle dethawed)

  1. (nonstandard) To thaw; to unfreeze.
    • 2001, Jane Vandenburgh, Physics of Sunset, page 27:
      "That's like your saying dethawed when you mean defrosted."
      He made only the slightest little grunt.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term generally is regarded as nonstandard and an illiterate term for thaw; consequently, it is usually inappropriate in formal contexts.

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