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1. thaw

verb. ['ˈθɔ'] become or cause to become soft or liquid.

Synonyms

  • defrost
  • liquify
  • de-ice
  • dissolve
  • unthaw
  • unfreeze
  • liquefy
  • melt
  • dethaw
  • deliquesce
  • flux

Antonyms

  • strengthening
  • decrease
  • decrement
  • tightening

Etymology

  • thowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Thaw

  • robertshaw
  • withdraw
  • redraw
  • mcgraw
  • mccraw
  • loblaw
  • foresaw
  • czeslaw
  • anspaugh
  • alspaugh
  • straw
  • mcgaw
  • mcgaugh
  • mcgagh
  • mccaw
  • macaw
  • inlaw
  • guffaw
  • eshbaugh
  • colaw
  • bashaw
  • ashbaugh
  • alpaugh
  • allbaugh
  • albaugh
  • traugh
  • spaw
  • spaugh
  • slaw
  • slaugh

Example sentences of the word thaw


1. Verb, base form
Pop one in a lunchbox in the morning and it should thaw by lunch time.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Thankfully, you can freeze this sauce for later use and thaw it again later when needed.

Quotes containing the word thaw


1. And then, despite everything, I smiled and looked at the note and knew that spring would come —it always does. so I stared out that cold window, watching my breath collect on the glass, trying not to think about my life after the thaw.
- Ally Carter, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

2. thaw

noun. ['ˈθɔ'] warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt.

Synonyms

  • warming
  • weather condition
  • thawing
  • atmospheric condition
  • weather

Antonyms

  • stay
  • strengthen
  • stand still
  • cold

Etymology

  • thowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. thaw

noun. ['ˈθɔ'] the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid.

Synonyms

  • warming
  • phase transition
  • thawing
  • melting
  • melt
  • state change
  • physical change
  • phase change

Antonyms

  • frozen
  • good weather
  • bad weather
  • leeward

Etymology

  • thowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. thaw

noun. ['ˈθɔ'] a relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve; becoming less hostile.

Synonyms

  • slackening
  • loosening

Antonyms

  • integrate
  • block
  • recall

Etymology

  • thowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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