dethaw

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

de- +‎ thaw

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (nonstandard) To thaw; unthaw; 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 is nonstandard; the usual term is thaw.

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