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Meaning of defrost

de•frost

Pronunciation: (di-frôst', -frost'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to remove the frost or ice from: to defrost a refrigerator; to defrost the windshield of a car.
  2. to thaw or partially thaw (frozen food).
—v.i.
  1. to become free of ice or frost: The refrigerator defrosted quickly.
  2. to thaw, as frozen food: The meat took two hours to defrost.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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