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THAW, v.i.

1. To melt, dissolve or become fluid, as ice or snow. [It is remarkable that this word is used only of things that congeal by frost. We never say, to thaw metal of any kind.]

2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; used of weather.

THAW, v.t. To melt; to dissolve; as ice, snow, hail or frozen earth.

THAW, n. The melting of ice or snow; the resolution of ice into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat, of any thing congealed by frost.




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THAW, v.i.

1. To melt, dissolve or become fluid, as ice or snow. [It is remarkable that this word is used only of things that congeal by frost. We never say, to thaw metal of any kind.]

2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; used of weather.

THAW, v.t. To melt; to dissolve; as ice, snow, hail or frozen earth.

THAW, n. The melting of ice or snow; the resolution of ice into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat, of any thing congealed by frost.


THAW, n.

The melting of ice or snow; the resolution of ice into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat, of any thing congealed by frost.


THAW, v.i. [Sax. thawan; G. thauen; D. dooyen; Dan. töer; Sw. töa; Gr. τηκω. Class Dg.]

  1. To melt, dissolve or become fluid, as ice or snow. [It is remarkable that this word is used only of things that congeal by frost. We never say, to thaw metal of any kind.]
  2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; used of weather.

THAW, v.t.

To melt; to dissolve; as ice, snow, hail or frozen earth.


Thaw
  1. To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.
  2. To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
  3. The melting of ice, snow, or other congealed matter; the resolution of ice, or the like, into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat of anything congealed by frost; also, a warmth of weather sufficient to melt that which is congealed.

    Dryden.
  4. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
  5. Fig.: To grow gentle or genial.
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Thaw

THAW, verb intransitive

1. To melt, dissolve or become fluid, as ice or snow. [It is remarkable that this word is used only of things that congeal by frost. We never say, to thaw metal of any kind.]

2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; used of weather.

THAW, verb transitive To melt; to dissolve; as ice, snow, hail or frozen earth.

THAW, noun The melting of ice or snow; the resolution of ice into the state of a fluid; liquefaction by heat, of any thing congealed by frost.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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