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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thaw, melt, thawing, meltingnoun

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

    "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"

  2. thaw, thawing, warmingnoun

    warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt

    "they welcomed the spring thaw"

Wikipedia

  1. thawing

    Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid. This occurs when the internal energy of the solid increases, typically by the application of heat or pressure, which increases the substance's temperature to the melting point. At the melting point, the ordering of ions or molecules in the solid breaks down to a less ordered state, and the solid melts to become a liquid. Substances in the molten state generally have reduced viscosity as the temperature increases. An exception to this principle is the element sulfur, whose viscosity increases in the range of 160 °C to 180 °C due to polymerization.Some organic compounds melt through mesophases, states of partial order between solid and liquid.

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  1. thawing

    Thawing refers to the process of transitioning from a frozen solid state to a softer or liquid state as a result of an increase in temperature. It can also refer to the warming up of cold or frosty conditions, resulting in melting snow and ice. In a more metaphorical sense, it can indicate the easing up or softening of tensions or hostility between individuals or groups.

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  1. Thawing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thawing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thawing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of thawing in a Sentence

  1. Briony Horgan:

    Here on Earth, we find silica deposition in glaciers which are characteristic of melting water, on Mars, we can identify similar silica deposits in younger areas, but we can also see older areas which are similar to deep soils from warm climates on Earth. This leads us to believe that on Mars 3 to 4 billion years ago, we had a general slow trend from warm to cold, with periods of thawing and freezing. If this is so, it is important in the search for possible life on Mars.

  2. Pam Barnes:

    Safely thawing your frozen turkey is one of the most important steps in preparing your Thanksgiving meal.

  3. Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz:

    I think that there is a serious, meaningful chance for thawing and normalising relations between Israel and Turkey. I also think that this is proof of the diplomatic value of the gas and the gas plan.

  4. Freddie Mac:

    Mortgage rates continue to tick down and, as a result, home purchase demand is thawing from the monthslong freeze that gripped the housing market, potential homebuyers remain sensitive to changes in mortgage rates, but ample demand remains, fueled by first-time homebuyers.

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