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The Meaning of thaw

  • (v. i.) To melt, dissolve, or become fluid; to soften; -- said of that which is frozen; as, the ice thaws.
  • (v. i.) To become so warm as to melt ice and snow; -- said in reference to the weather, and used impersonally.
  • (v. i.) Fig.: To grow gentle or genial.
  • (v. t.) To cause (frozen things, as earth, snow, ice) to melt, soften, or dissolve.
  • (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.

Synonyms

thawing , warming , melt , melting , heating , unthaw , melt down , unblock , unfreeze , mellow out , fade away , free , release , dethaw , dismiss , resolve , disappear , run , break up , evaporate , fade out , meld , mellow , dissolve , fade , disband , liquefy , flux , liquify

Rhymes

ah , aha , alvah , arkansas , artois , aw , awe , baccarat , backsaw , bah , bashaw , baugh , bedstraw , blah , bogota , bourgeois , bra , bylaw , caw , cha , chaw , chickasaw , chihuahua , chippewa , chutzpah , claw , coleslaw , craw , dada , daw , dewclaw , doha , draw , dubois , dumas , elga , esau , fatah , fermata , flaw , francois , ga , gaw , gnaw , grandpa , guffaw , ha , hacksaw , hah , handsaw , haugh , haw , hoopla , hsia , hurrah , inlaw , ja , jaw , jigsaw , ka , la , law , ma , macaw , mackinaw , maw , mcgraw , mother-in-law , omaha , outlaw , overdraw , pa , pasha , paw , qua , quebecois , ra , rah , raw , redraw , saugh , saw , schwa , scrimshaw , seesaw , shah , shaw , slaw , spa , squaw , straw , ta , thraw , trois , utah , valois , warsaw , waugh , whipsaw , wichita , withdraw , ya , yah , yaw , ahh , albaugh , allbaugh , alpaugh , alspaugh , anspaugh , baja , bekaa , bois , carnaud , chargois , colaw , contois , craugh , da , dawe , denwa , francoise , glawe , gras , gravois , graw , grawe , hwa , jha , joie , kah , kinlaw , lavoie , mccaw , mccraw , na , nah , naw , ocaw , olah , ona , panama , rauh , rawe , beffa , brisbois , chainsaw , chua , dabah , deja , duboise , foresaw , gaugh , grimshaw , harnois , hawe , krah , laframboise , loblaw , macgraw , markkaa , marois , mccaa , mcgaw , murrah , paugh , pla , refah , rha , sa , saginaw , salois , sanaa , seraw , sha , sirois , slaugh , spaugh , spaw , suhua , traugh , vaugh , voila , vrba , wa , waah , wah , zsa