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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thaw, melt, thawing, melting(noun)

    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"

    thawing, warming, melt, melting

  2. thaw, thawing, warming(noun)

    warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt

    "they welcomed the spring thaw"

    thawing, warming, melt, melting, heating

  3. thaw(verb)

    a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile

    "the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"

    thawing, warming, melt, melting

  4. dissolve, thaw, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt(verb)

    become or cause to become soft or liquid

    "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"

    unthaw, melt down, unblock, unfreeze, mellow out, melt, fade away, free, release, dethaw, dismiss, resolve, disappear, run, break up, evaporate, fade out, meld, mellow, dissolve, fade, disband

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. thaw

    dissolve, melt, liquefy

    freeze, congeal, harden

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. thaw(v. n.)

    melt (after freezing), dissolve, liquefy, become fluid

  2. thaw(v. a.)

    melt (something frozen), dissolve

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    thawing, melting, snowmelt, meltwater, break-up, détente, defrost, warmth

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How to use thaw in a sentence?

  1. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham:

    We must make sure we count residents who may leave before the spring thaw, when they go back to either fish or hunt or take maybe warm-weather jobs.

  2. Albert Protopopov:

    The number of discoveries is growing because of the thaw of the permafrost.

  3. Roman Vilfand:

    The warming that is being observed not only in winter but also in summer is dangerous because it causes the permafrost to thaw, the concept of 'permanent' disappears, and the frost turns out not to be eternal.

  4. Vincent Van Gogh:

    Many people seem to think it foolish, even superstitious, to believe that the world could still change for the better. And it is true that in winter it is sometimes so bitingly cold that one is tempted to say, ‘What do I care if there is a summer; its warmth is no help to me now.’ Yes, evil often seems to surpass good. But then, in spite of us, and without our permission, there comes at last an end to the bitter frosts. One morning the wind turns, and there is a thaw. And so I must still have hope.”

  5. Christopher Pearce Cranch:

    If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, This is Spring.

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