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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THAWED

Polar ice would have been thawed by this reopening of communication.

If the fish is frozen, it should first be thawed in cold water.

Vera Farlow thawed considerably before the evening was over.

Mr. Lumley thawed a bit at the sight of the proffered cigar.

"The snow had just then thawed from my eyes," he has himself often repeated.

In all Alaskan camps the ground is frozen and must be thawed down.

Every foot of dirt had to be thawed out by means of wood fires.

Her men did not sleep; they thawed themselves in relays and swarmed on deck again.

His success seemed to have thawed his reserve for the time being.

When the reserve peculiar to him is thawed, he can be very agreeable.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English þawian, from Proto-Germanic *thawojanan (cf. Old Norse þeyja, Middle Low German doien, Dutch dooien, Old High German douwen, German tauen "to thaw"), from PIE root *ta- "to melt, dissolve" (cf. Sanskrit toyam "water," Ossetic thayun "to thaw," Welsh tawadd "molten," Doric Greek takein "to melt, waste, be consumed," Old Irish tam "pestilence," Latin tabes "a melting, wasting away, putrefaction," Old Church Slavonic tajati "to melt"). Related: Thawed; thawing.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.