World English Dictionary
thaw (θɔː)
1.  to melt or cause to melt from a solid frozen state: the snow thawed
2.  to become or cause to become unfrozen; defrost
3.  (intr) to be the case that the ice or snow is melting: it's thawing fast
4.  (intr) to become more sociable, relaxed, or friendly
5.  the act or process of thawing
6.  a spell of relatively warm weather, causing snow or ice to melt
7.  an increase in relaxation or friendliness
[Old English thawian; related to Old High German douwen to thaw, Old Norse theyja to thaw, Latin tabēre to waste away]

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