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See also: Thaw
- (intransitive) To gradually melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften from frozen
- the ice thaws
- (intransitive) To become so warm as to melt ice and snow — said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
- It's beginning to thaw.
- (intransitive, figuratively) To grow gentle or genial.
- Her anger has thawed.
- (transitive) To gradually cause frozen things (such as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
- c. 1596–1598 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act II, scene i], page 167:
- Mor. Miſlike me not for my complexion, / The ſhadowed liuerie of the burniſht ſunne, / To whom I am a neighbour,and neere bred. / Bring me the faireſt creature North-ward borne, / Where Phœbus fire ſcarce thawes the yſicles, / And let vs make inciſion for your loue, / To proue whoſe blood is reddeſt,his or mine.
to melt, dissolve, or become fluid
to cause frozen things to melt, soften, or dissolve
thaw (plural thaws)
- The melting of ice, snow, or other frozen or congealed matter; the transformation of ice or the like into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost
- a period of weather warm enough to melt that which is frozen
- (figuratively) A period of relaxation, of reduced reserve, tension, or hostility or of increased friendliness or understanding.
the melting of ice, snow or other congealed matter
warmer weather that melts ice and snow
reduced tension or increased friendliness
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