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Synonyms for thaw

Synonyms for thaw

to change from a solid to a liquid

Synonyms for thaw

the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid

warm weather following a freeze

a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve

become or cause to become soft or liquid

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And their own sweet little faces were already dissolved in tears; so that their father, seeing what strange things occasionally happen in this every-day world, felt not a little anxious lest his children might be going to thaw too
In summer thaws the ice-propped rocks and boulders roll and slip all over the face of the land, so you can easily see how the idea of live stones arose.
When the thaw set in, he led them all out to feed, and the Wild Goats scampered away as fast as they could to the mountains.
He put five sun-cured salmon into the oven to thaw out for the dogs, and from the water-hole filled his coffee-pot and cooking-pail.
The moisture from his breath had collected on his beard and frozen into a great mass of ice, and this he proceeded to thaw out.
At length, upon a turn of wind, the air about us began to thaw.
This I knew to be the pilot's voice, and upon recollecting myself I concluded that he had spoken these words to me some days before, though I could not hear them before the present thaw.
How it was that the kit could be heard during the frost and yet still be heard in the thaw we are not told.
The walking was good, for there had lately been a thaw and everything was frozen.
And, one day, when the thaw was in full swing, he crossed the stream and climbed to the bench.
Now, it is known that in the shallow sea on the Arctic coast of America the bottom freezes, [19] and does not thaw in spring so soon as the surface of the land, moreover at greater depths, where the bottom of the sea does not freeze the mud a few feet beneath the top layer might remain even in summer below 32 degs.
I had previously seen the snakes in frosty mornings in my path with portions of their bodies still numb and inflexible, waiting for the sun to thaw them.
Since our inception in 1985, THAW has distributed more than $160 million in assistance to more than 223,000 Michigan households," said Saunteel Jenkins, CEO of THAW.
Characterization of effect of repeated freeze and thaw cycles on stability of genomic DNA using pulsed field gel electrophoresis.
As the permafrost thaws, the microbes kick into action and release more greenhouse gas, fueling global warming," Rich explains.