1. The process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid (synset 113587738)
    "the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster"; "the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours"
  2. Warm weather following a freeze;
    Snow and ice melt (synset 111502540)
    "they welcomed the spring thaw"
  3. A relaxation or slackening of tensions or reserve;
    Becoming less hostile (synset 107458139)
    "the thaw between the United States and Russia has led to increased cooperation in world affairs"
  1. Become or cause to become soft or liquid (synset 200376777)
    "The sun melted the ice"; "the ice thawed"; "the ice cream melted"; "The heat melted the wax"; "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase"; "dethaw the meat"

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