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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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The arrival of McDonald’s—an iconic symbol of American capitalism—in the Soviet Union was emblematic of a wider thaw in Soviet-American tensions.
AS STARBUCKS EXITS RUSSIA, ANOTHER SYMBOL OF AMERICAN CAPITALISM FADESELOISE BARRYMAY 24, 2022TIME
Instead of a steady trickle of water through spring, this earlier thaw leaves less to flow into rivers and groundwater during increasingly hot, dry summers.
DUST CLOUDS ARE KILLING PEOPLE OUT WEST—AND THE DANGERS COULD SPREADVIRGINIA GEWINFEBRUARY 24, 2022POPULAR-SCIENCE
Even more significant, though, was that IBM’s triumph felt like a thaw in the long AI winter.
WHAT THE HISTORY OF AI TELLS US ABOUT ITS FUTURECLIVE THOMPSONFEBRUARY 18, 2022MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The fact that there could be an increase in emissions from permafrost thaw or an increase in global sea level rise, it is a global problem, and it needs a global answer.
ARCTIC RAINFALL WILL SURPASS SNOWFALL BY 2060, PREDICTIONS SHOWHANNAH SEODECEMBER 1, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
We cannot safely keep up with the accelerating rate of landslide movement caused by permafrost thaw.
A CLIMATE CHANGE-INDUCED LANDSLIDE IS WREAKING HAVOC ON DENALI NATIONAL PARKANDREW R. CHOW / DENALI, ALASKASEPTEMBER 7, 2021TIME
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
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