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Definition of unfreeze verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    unfreeze

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfriːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfriːz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they unfreeze
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfriːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfriːz//
     
    he / she / it unfreezes
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfriːzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfriːzɪz//
     
    past simple unfroze
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfrəʊz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfroʊz//
     
    past participle unfrozen
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfrəʊzn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfroʊzn//
     
    -ing form unfreezing
    BrE BrE//ˌʌnˈfriːzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˈfriːzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] unfreeze (something) if you unfreeze something that has been frozen or very cold, or it unfreezes, it melts or warms until it reaches a normal temperature compare defrost, de-ice, thaw
  2. 2[transitive] unfreeze something to remove official controls on money or an economy The party plans to unfreeze some of the cash held by local government. opposite freeze
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unfreeze