- to cause to thaw; melt.
- to remove or relax controls or restrictions on (funds, prices, rents, etc.).
- to become unfrozen; thaw.
Origin of unfreeze
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Examples from the Web for unfreeze
“If you make partner [at a law firm] and unfreeze your eggs at age 42,” you could be a big winner, she said.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction
November 24, 2014
A new passenger has come on board and is seen to descend the cabin stairs to unfreeze his fingers over the tiny stove.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Daniel Turner Holmes
We blessed the early morning sun when it appeared and began to unfreeze us.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921
Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
I'm beginning to unfreeze already, though a good hot drink would help matters wonderfully.'Under the Chinese Dragon
F. S. Brereton
They must unfreeze; they are like the wine of Bordeaux, which, to give forth its fragrance, has to be warmed.Old and New Paris, v. 2
Henry Sutherland Edwards
- to thaw or cause to thaw
- (tr) to relax governmental restrictions on (wages, prices, credit, etc) or on the manufacture or sale of (goods, etc)
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