thawing

noun
1. the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid (Freq. 1)
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the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster

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the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours

Syn: ↑thaw, ↑melt, ↑melting
Derivationally related forms: ↑melt (for: ↑melting), ↑thaw, ↑melt (for: ↑melt), ↑thaw (for: ↑thaw)
2. warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
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they welcomed the spring thaw

Syn: ↑thaw, ↑warming
Derivationally related forms: ↑thaw (for: ↑thaw)

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  • thawing — tirpimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kietos medžiagos virtimas skysta dėl aplinkos (pvz., šilumos) poveikio (pvz., ledo tirpimas). atitikmenys: angl. melting; thaw; thaw of ice or snow; thawing; thawing of ice or snow… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Thawing — thaw haw (th[add]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Thawed} (th[add]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Thawing}.] [AS. [thorn][=a]wian, [thorn][=a]wan; akin to D. dovijen, G. tauen, thauen (cf. also verdauen to digest, OHG. douwen, firdouwen), Icel. [thorn]eyja, Sw. t[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thawing — θɔː n. process of thawing, process of melting; warm spell, period characterized by warm weather; decrease in tension or hostility v. be defrosted, be softened …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thawing — tirpimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Sniego, ledo virtimas vandeniu. atitikmenys: angl. solution; thaw; thawing rus. таяние …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • thawing — Synonyms and related words: colliquation, colliquative, decoagulation, deliquescence, deliquium, dissolution, dissolutional, dissolutive, dissolving, fluidification, fluidization, fusibility, fusing, fusion, leaching, liquation, liquefaction,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thawing — n. Melting, dissolving, liquefaction …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • thawing of ice or snow — tirpimas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Kietos medžiagos virtimas skysta dėl aplinkos (pvz., šilumos) poveikio (pvz., ledo tirpimas). atitikmenys: angl. melting; thaw; thaw of ice or snow; thawing; thawing of ice or snow… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • thawing house — noun see thaw house …   Useful english dictionary

  • semen thawing — spermos atšildymas statusas Aprobuotas sritis veislininkystė apibrėžtis Technologinis veiksmas, per kurį spermos dozės atšildomos optimaliu režimu iki technologijos reikalavimuose numatytos temperatūros, tinkamos sėklinti. atitikmenys: angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • spring breakup — thawing of ice on rivers and lakes in spring …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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