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


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: 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: thaw, melt, melting]
      2: warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt; "they
         welcomed the spring thaw" [syn: thaw, warming]