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defrost definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: make or become free of frost or ice; "Defrost the car window" [syn: defrost, deice, de-ice]

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 1895 transitive verb 1. to release from a frozen state <defrost meat> 2. to free from ice <defrost the refrigerator>; also defog <defrost the windshield> intransitive verb to thaw out especially from a deep-frozen state defroster noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. a free (the interior of a refrigerator) of excess frost, usu. by turning it off for a period. b remove frost or ice from (esp. the windscreen of a motor vehicle). 2 tr. unfreeze (frozen food). 3 intr. become unfrozen. Derivatives: defroster n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(defrosts, defrosting, defrosted) 1. When you defrost frozen food or when it defrosts, you allow or cause it to become unfrozen so that you can eat it or cook it. She has a microwave, but uses it mainly for defrosting bread... Once the turkey has defrosted, remove the giblets. ? freeze VERB: V n, V 2. When you defrost a fridge or freezer, you switch it off or press a special switch so that the ice inside it can melt. You can also say that a fridge or freezer is defrosting. Defrost the fridge regularly so that it works at maximum efficiency. VERB: V n, also V




 


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