|1.||a soft icing based on sugar and egg whites|
|2.||Also called: icing a sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc|
|3.||a rough or matt finish on glass, silver, etc|
|4.||slang the practice of stealing a car while the owner has left it idling to defrost the windows and heat the engine|
A deposit of minute ice crystals formed when water vapor condenses at a temperature below freezing.
|frost (frôst) Pronunciation Key
A deposit of tiny, white ice crystals on a surface. Frost forms through sublimation, when water vapor in the air condenses at a temperature below freezing. It gets its white color from tiny air bubbles trapped in the ice crystals. See more at dew point.