unthaw vs thaw :

unthaw vs thaw

unthaw or thaw

To thaw means to warm up something that has been frozen. When ice thaws it becomes water.

“I forgot to thaw the chicken, so we’ll have to order pizza for dinner.” 

Although it doesn’t seem logical, unthaw has the identical meaning in North America.

“The power was off for three days, and everything in the freezer unthawed.”

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  • v  become or cause to become soft or liquid

  • n  the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • n  warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    they welcomed the spring thaw
  • n  a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile
    the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs
  • v  become or cause to become soft or liquid
    the ice thawed
    dethaw the meat
News & Articles

  • Utah emerges from cold, snowy weekend
    Utah residents spent Monday trying to unthaw from a cold, snowy weekend as temperatures stayed in the teens.
    Dec. 9, 2013 - Provo Daily Herald
  • 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.
    June 6, 2013 - The Wahpeton Daily News

  • Stanley Cup rivals Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin savor Swiss-made friendship
    CHICAGO — They agreed to a moratorium on text messaging once the Stanley Cup playoffs began. But in no way did it suggest there was a thaw in the friendship between Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin, a pair of NHL wunderkinds whose relationship developed during the lockout when they played together in Switzerland.        
    June 16, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Pete Carroll says Jim Harbaugh has done “a marvelous job”
    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll may be seeking to thaw the frosty relationship between his team and the division rival 49ers. Asked in an interview on NFL Network about the war of words that has erupted between his team and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Carroll didn’t take the bait and instead talked about how much respect…
    June 15, 2013 - NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
  • Spring flood costs add up
    The costs from our spring flooding after the late thaw continue to tally up. Today FEMA and North Dakota Emergency Management officials met in Grafton to talk damage.
    June 15, 2013 - WDAZ 8 Grand Forks