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Definition of "defrost" [defrost]

  • To remove ice or frost from: defrosted the windshield. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to thaw. (verb-transitive)
  • To become free of ice or frost: a freezer that defrosts automatically. (verb-intransitive)
  • To become thawed. (verb-intransitive)

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 "defrost" in a sentence
  • "For this, perhaps you mean season 8 episode "New Order" when they "defrost" Jack and he sees that Teal'c has hair and he starts asking "Teal'c, what's with the hair?""
  • "Those fridge/freezer combos have a "defrost" cycle which lets things get above freezing, which creates water vapor on items, which adds to freezer burn."
  • "I can never get my "defrost" setting to work right."