Related (7): thawing, unfreezing, melting, dissolving, unthawing, unfrosting, deicing
[dəˈfrôst, dəˈfräst] ✕ Play
defrosting (present participle)
- free (the interior of a refrigerator or freezer) of accumulated ice, usually by turning it off for a period.
- (of a refrigerator or freezer) become free of accumulated ice, usually by being turned off for a period:
- thaw (frozen food) before cooking it:
- remove frost or ice from (the windshield of a motor vehicle).
Synonymsliquefy, thaw, unfreeze, soften, run, flux, fuse, render, clarify, dissolve, deliquesce
"Defrosting" Example Sentences
Common Phases1. It's time to start defrosting the chicken; take it out of the freezer.
2. I need to defrost my car before I can leave for work; it's covered in ice.
3. The freezer is starting to get frosty; we should defrost it soon.
4. I forgot to defrost the bread for breakfast; it's still frozen solid.
5. Be sure to defrost the fish before you cook it; it will cook more evenly.
6. I left the fridge door open overnight, now I need to defrost it; the ice is blocking the shelves.
7. Let's defrost the frozen vegetables in the microwave; they'll be ready in a few minutes.
8. We should defrost the ice cream before we serve it; it will be easier to scoop.
9. The windshield is completely frozen; we'll have to defrost it before we can drive.
10. I always defrost my leftovers before I reheat them; it's safer and they taste better.
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