unthaw vs thaw : Common Errors in English

About unthaw vs thaw

“Unthaw” is another illogical negative. Use “thaw.”

unthaw Meaning(s)

  • (v) become or cause to become soft or liquid

thaw Meaning(s)

  • (n) the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
  • (n) warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
  • (n) a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
  • (v) become or cause to become soft or liquid

unthaw in News

  • Kinship’s Amazing Race is this Friday

    One of the teams who took part in the Amazing Race last year were: Cole Praus, Zack Willprecht and Connor Willprecht. The team is trying to unthaw a frozen T-shirt.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: The Wahpeton Daily News

thaw in News

  1. Giant claw marks on Mars dunes? Blocks of dry ice to blame, study says.

    Experiments with dry ice in Utah supported the theory that the narrow gullies spotted on some Martian dunes were caused by the annual spring thaw of chunks of frozen carbon dioxide.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. As Arctic Permafrost Melts And Decomposes, More Greenhouse Gases Released

    Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conditions within Arctic permafrost soils prevent dead plants and animals from decomposing, resulting in layer upon layer of organic carbon being sequestered just beneath the topsoil. However, rising Arctic temperatures are causing these soils to thaw at unprecedented rates, and NASA scientists are currently looking into just how much ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: redOrbit

  3. North and South Korea to Discuss Restoring Economic and Other Ties

    The agreement was a clear sign that North and South Korea were easing tensions and moving toward a thaw after years of recriminations that hit a peak earlier this year.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: New York Times

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