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frosted

[fraw-stid, fros-tid] /ˈfrɔ stɪd, ˈfrɒs tɪd/
adjective
1.
covered with or having frost.
2.
made frostlike in appearance, as certain translucent glass:
a frosted window; a frosted light bulb.
3.
coated or decorated with frosting or icing, as a cake.
4.
(of hair) highlighted, especially by bleaching selected strands.
5.
made with ice cream:
frosted malted.
noun
7.
a thick beverage, usually made with milk, flavoring syrup, and ice cream whipped together.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; frost + -ed2
Related forms
nonfrosted, adjective
unfrosted, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non frosted

frosted

/ˈfrɒstɪd/
adjective
1.
covered or injured by frost
2.
covered with icing, as a cake
3.
(of glass, etc) having a surface roughened, as if covered with frost, to prevent clear vision through it
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Word Origin and History for non frosted

frosted

adj.

1640s of whitening hair; 1680s of glass; 1734 of sugar or icing, past participle adjective from frost.

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