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noun frost pronunciation in British English /frɒst/ 
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singularfrost
pluralfrosts
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a thin white layer of ice that looks like powder and forms on things outside when the weather is very cold

    bushes covered with frost

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of frost
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a period of weather cold enough to form frost
    an early/late frost (=in early autumn/late spring):

    A late frost in May could easily kill these delicate plants.

    a hard/heavy/sharp frost (=very cold weather):

    There's going to be a hard frost overnight.

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