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thaw out

to warm up from being frozen. How long will it take for the chicken to thaw out? I can't wait for the cake to thaw out. I want some now!
See also: out, thaw

thaw someone or something out

to raise the temperature of someone or something above freezing; to warm someone up. We need to get inside so I can thaw my brother out. His toes are almost frozen. Did you thaw out the chicken?
See also: out, thaw

thaw out

1. To change from a frozen solid to a liquid by gradual warming: The lake won't thaw out until the middle of April.
2. To lose stiffness, numbness, or impermeability by being warmed: The skiers gathered around the fireplace to thaw out.
3. To cause something to lose stiffness, numbness, or impermeability by being warmed: The hot sun thawed out the frozen ground. Get another stick of butter from the freezer, and thaw it out in the microwave.
4. To become less formal, aloof, or reserved: The new babysitter looked stern but quickly thawed out after meeting the children.
See also: out, thaw


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tad is sort of soppy, you might say, thawed.
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Add some glycerol or DMSO, and you've done about as much as you can to insulate the nucleic acid from injury during freezing and thawing.
Survival of cryopreservation and thawing with all blastomeres intact identifies multicell embryos with superior frozen embryo transfer outcome.
The authors point out the large uncertainties surrounding the extent to which permafrost carbon thawing could further accelerate climate change.
5 ml straws : Thawing was carried out in a water bath at a particular temperature for certain times following the experimental design.
Therefore, we sought to aim the thawing air directly at the tubes in the carrier through a slit normally used for reading bar codes.
However, you must cook the turkey, unstuffed, immediately after thawing because some areas of the turkey may become warm and begin to cook.
For this reason, freeze-thaw stability covers both the freezing and thawing processes without pinpointing the precise stage in which colloidal destabilization actually occurs.
The books are thawing at controlled temperatures to prevent further damage, saving a priceless page or two out of history.
If rocks are scattered throughout such soils, repeated episodes of freezing and thawing brings the stones to the surface because damp soil particles gradually flow around and settle under the stones.
Using the instant dry yeast, prepared is an instant-type, dry yeast composition of which the yeast activity is lowered little in the baking process from frozen dough that comprises freezing and storing dough and thawing the frozen dough.
Each recipe features instructions for both freezing and thawing techniques.
Welcome to the thawing ice-world of the third millennium.
The Norwegian team worked with frozen cod fillets which traditionally are sold frozen and eaten shortly after thawing in the home," Arthey said.
Then, suddenly, the temperatures soared into the 70s and 80s, leaves and flowers erupted, and thousands of Washingtonians rushed to remove debris and plant new bulbs in the thawing soil.
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