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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thaw /ˈθɔ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 thaw v. i. [imp. & p. p. Thawed p. pr. & vb. n. Thawing.]
 1. To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.
 2. To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
 3. Fig.: To grow gentle or genial.  Compare cold4, a. and hard6, a.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 thaw, v. t. To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 thaw, n. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn: melt, thawing, melting]
      2: warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they
         welcomed the spring thaw" [syn: thawing, warming]
      3: 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"
      v : 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" [syn: dissolve, unfreeze, unthaw, dethaw, melt]