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Definition of "unfreeze" []

  • To cause to thaw. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove a control or restriction on (prices or wages, for example). (verb-transitive)

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 "unfreeze" in a sentence
  • "This week brings news of bonuses - and a salary "unfreeze" - in the New York office of Allen & Overy - a global mega-firm with over $2 billion in annual revenue, headquartered in London but with a worldwide footprint - is making a go of it here in the United States."
  • "A series of case studies concerning a rare form of encephalitis, this tells how Sacks used music and other stimuli to "unfreeze" patients from the sleep state in which they'd been stranded for decades."
  • "Coupled with the fact that the Republicans were cheerleaders for spending $850 for war in Iraq, and another $700 billion to "unfreeze" the credit market, their opposition is astounding."