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Definition of thaw noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, usually singular] a period of warmer weather following one of cold weather, causing snow and ice to melt The river doubles in size during the spring thaw.
  2. 2[singular] thaw (in something) a situation in which the relations between two enemy countries become more friendly a thaw in relations with China
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