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Unfreeze \Un*freeze"\, v. t. [1st pref. un- + freeze.] To thaw. [Obs.]


vb. 1 (context transitive English) To defrost something. 2 (context intransitive English) To thaw. 3 (context intransitive English) To resume movement. 4 (context transitive computing English) To release from a previously locked or frozen state.

  1. v. 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" [syn: dissolve, thaw, unthaw, dethaw, melt]

  2. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account" [syn: unblock, free, release] [ant: freeze, freeze]

  3. [also: unfrozen, unfroze]

Usage examples of "unfreeze".

Unfreezing, his left-behind body would rot while his soul was steeped in hellfire, bandied around, a plaything for monsters forever.

Piper said, just as time unfroze and the dog landed before them, growling fiercely.

Gorgon saw when it unfroze was its own reflection, instantly making it turn itself into stone.

The force of the impact unfroze him and he shook his head, looking around woozily.

He unfroze when Pasquale gave Theresa to him and then sat between Laura and Brooke.

He was right, of course, and the more her brain unfroze itself from the shock the more she realized how tight the deadline facing her really was.

Jon unfroze and gave an inhuman yell as he pulled his sword and leaped toward the slaughter stone.

In the latter cubicle I maneuvered so as to give him a series of breathtaking scenic views of the Grand Tetons that rose behind the plunging silver horizon of my neckline, and he unfroze considerably.

I worked at it in a very slow-paced way, not feeling up to much more, and it was fully five minutes before my judicious wiggling of the left-hand clip unfroze it.

In the distance, unfrozen and dark, sprawled the polluted expanse of Myrloch.

Behind the stone ring of town walls, Loc Vaed stretched unfrozen, from its long green shallows out to blue deeper water and the central rock of Citadel, where the public buildings and the houses of the few wealthy families stood.

The drops trickling from branches and archways in the first unfrozen noon warmth hardened into icicles as the nights cooled.

Ice rimmed the shallows, but the deep waters lay as smooth as glass, unfrozen despite the bone-chilling cold.

Beetchermarlf was hoping to find unfrozen space either near the bottom or, preferably, near the top of the walls around them.

The equipment we plan to take includes as many power units as possible, which means that men will have to go under the hull with lights to get as many of them as they can from the unfrozen trucks.