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Definition of "freeze-thaw" [freeze-thaw]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "freeze-thaw" in a sentence
  • "Neutered males are more able to break through ice with their hooves or antlers, and seem more willing than other males to move aside and share food with calves that can die of starvation in bad freeze-thaw winters like 2000-01."
  • "The first letter argues that factors such as grassland degradation or changes in the freeze-thaw patterns could be driving the change in springtime."
  • "In the first few years with no heat, pipes burst all over town, the freeze-thaw cycle moves indoors, and things start to seriously deteriorate."