• WordNet 3.6
    • v defrost make or become free of frost or ice "Defrost the car window"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Some frogs like the wood frog and some turtles can stop their heart and frost their tissues during winter and defrost after that
    • defrost To remove the effects of frost or freezing from; restore to a sound unfrozen condition or state.
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In literature:

They were cold war in an era of defrosted war.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
The metal felt cold, like the window of the car on a day when you needed the heater and defroster.
"First Man" by Clyde Brown

In news:

1 head of broccoli, cut into florets, or 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, defrosted and drained well.
A frozen turkey, which has us wondering: Did the winner have enough time to defrost it.
(At this point, you can freeze the wontons and defrost later as needed.
To outline ghosts, melt chips in a microwave, set on 'defrost' cycle and cook for 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval until chips are melted.
1) Remove defrosted sheets of phyllo from packaging, lay flat and cover with plastic wrap.
Defrost food the safe way.
Iceland tries to defrost its image with new names.
4 cups English peas (fresh or fresh frozen — no need to defrost them).
Microwave cream cheese on defrost setting for about 3 minutes to soften.
Use our free tool to quickly get customized defrosting and cooking instructions for beef, chicken, lamb, pork, turkey, veal and vegetables.
We have eaten all the leftover turkey we can manage, and I hate frozen and defrosted cooked turkey, so how do you make turkey broth.
1 package frozen puff pastry, defrosted.
The Smart Defrost Kit solves this problem by evaluating the refrigeration system and determining how much frost accumulation is on the evaporator coil.
The first, to defrost frozen stuff so we can cook it in a regular oven.
I needed to defrost a whole, cut-up chicken so I could grill it for a picnic on the beach.

In science:

One path to defrost the universe after inflation is known as reheating .
Curvaton reheating in logamediate inflationary model
At the end of inflation the universe is frozen in a near zero-entropy state with energy density in a coherent scalar field and must be ”defrosted” to produce the observed entropy and baryon number.
What is found upon defrosting the Universe after inflation
Before going into details, let me explain the origin of the term ”defrost” and its derivatives 1 .
What is found upon defrosting the Universe after inflation
This process was denominated ”defrosting” by R.
What is found upon defrosting the Universe after inflation
In spite of Andrei’s opinion, I decided to adopt the term ”defrosting” anyway when Rocky dropped in my office and, with a very strong Chicago-Mafia accent, asked me how would I have translated the expression ”I break your legs” in italian b .
What is found upon defrosting the Universe after inflation