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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

v.
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

thawed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Tad is sort of soppy, you might say, thawed.
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Additionally, the algorithm customises the thaw for each fill volume, ensuring consistent and reproducible endpoints.
A 12-pound turkey, for example, would take two to 2 1/2 days to thaw, while an 18-pound bird would take about 3 1/2 days.
and accelerating the development of an automated platform to thaw cryopreservation bags commonly used to store and deliver larger volume cell-based therapeutics.