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defroster

[dih-fraw-ster, -fros-ter] /dɪˈfrɔ stər, -ˈfrɒs tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that defrosts.
2.
Also called defogger; especially British, demister. a device for melting frost, ice, or condensation on a windshield or other window of an automobile, airplane, etc., by warming the window.
Origin of defroster
1925-1930
1925-30; defrost + -er1
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  • The metal felt cold, like the window of the car on a day when you needed the heater and defroster.

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defroster

/diːˈfrɒstə/
noun
1.
a device by which the de-icing process of a refrigerator is accelerated, usually by circulating the refrigerant without the expansion process
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