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synonyms for thaw

  • defrost
  • dissolve
  • loosen
  • melt
  • relax
  • soften
  • warm up
  • deliquesce
  • flow
  • flux
  • fuse
  • liquefy
  • mollify
  • relent
  • run
  • unbend
  • become liquid
  • become soft
  • open up
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antonyms for thaw

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  • coagulate
  • solidify
  • worry
  • freeze
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How to use thaw in a sentence

Experts say Russia’s drilling infrastructure cannot handle increasing permafrost thaw, and Russia’s poor performance in preventing spills does not help its case, with an estimated 819 oil leaks in 2019 alone.
THE CLIMATE CHANGE CASH GRABSEAN CULLIGANAPRIL 10, 2021OZY
Eventually, though, the thaw will be complete and a new equilibrium reached that makes the land buildable and plantable again.
THE BIG THAW: HOW RUSSIA COULD DOMINATE A WARMING WORLDBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY SERGEY PONOMAREVDECEMBER 16, 2020PROPUBLICA
This thaw also is releasing long-held stores of carbon dioxide.
BUSY BEAVERS MAY BE SPEEDING THAW OF ARCTIC PERMAFROSTKATHIANN KOWALSKIAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The beverage warmed him in body; but it would need a butt of it to thaw the misery from his soul.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
But, under the influences of the blind god, the stern student of the "Dairyman's Daughter" seemed to thaw.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Groups of them come out to the top of the ant-hill to warm and thaw themselves in the rays of the sun.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
Shorty had become nearly frozen sitting there motionless, and he got up and went to the fire to thaw out.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
I trust the sun that shines o'er noble and voluptuous Venice will thaw the ice winter has piled within your brain!
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
Had there been a thaw, the surface would have hardened, but now they were forced to move the logs through loose, billowy drifts.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
The air was cold, yet with a bitter softness in it, the breath of the thaw.
THE WATCHERS OF THE TRAILSCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
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