unfreeze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v unfreeze make (assets) available "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
    • v unfreeze 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unfreeze To thaw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unfreeze To thaw.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + freeze,

Usage

In literature:

Near where they stood, however, was an unfreezing spring, and the soggy snow on it was easily packed into a hard, heavy snowball.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
We blessed the early morning sun when it appeared and began to unfreeze us.
"Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921" by Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
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In poetry:

From Salterbrand's unfreezing peaks
To sunny Manfredonia's creeks,
Have alien satraps gone;
But, guarding Italy the Free,
Her murderous mammoth—monsters, see,
Come grimly wallowing on.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin

In news:

NY Judge Refuses to Unfreeze Kenneth Starr's Assets.
A judge Monday refused to unfreeze the assets of celebrity-scamming money manager Kenneth Starr, saying his recent guilty plea made a motion for legal fees "moot," the New York Post reported.
And 33% of employers that froze salaries plan to unfreeze them within the same period.
Blue Star brings back Weber, hopes to unfreeze accounts.
Germany's deputy finance minister said he expected Greece's international creditors to strike a deal later on Monday on unfreezing loans for the heavily indebted country.
Much has been written about America's current economic dilemma and measures by the US Treasury to unfreeze credit markets and stimulate lending activity.
Attorney Brett D Fallon, of the Delaware-based firm Morris James, filed a stipulation -- which gained agreement by the SEC -- to unfreeze the company's assets on the same day Weber 's hiring was announced.
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In science:

This ‘dearrest’ stated as ‘unfreezing’ is analogous to ‘devitrification’ observed in manganites with charge ordered ground state [25-27].
Magnetic glass in Shape Memory Alloy : Ni45Co5Mn38Sn12
In the second order, the electron inertia and the finiteness of the e lectron gyroradius also lead to unfreezing of the flux.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Within the orderings employed above (small mass ratio, νii ∼ ω , βi ∼ 1, τ ∼ 1), the flux unfreezes only in the vicinity of the electron gyroscale.
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
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