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verb     defrost pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledefrosting
past tensedefrosted
past participledefrosted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if frozen food defrosts, or if you defrost it, it becomes warmer until it is no longer frozen
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] if a freezer or fridge defrosts, or if you defrost it, you switch it off so that the ice inside starts to melt
  3. 3
    [transitive] American to remove ice from the windows of a car using warm air

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