[ uhn-freez ]
/ ʌnˈfriz /

verb (used with object), un·froze, un·fro·zen, un·freez·ing.

to cause to thaw; melt.
to remove or relax controls or restrictions on (funds, prices, rents, etc.).

verb (used without object), un·froze, un·fro·zen, un·freez·ing.

to become unfrozen; thaw.

Origin of unfreeze

First recorded in 1575–85; un-2 + freeze
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/ (ʌnˈfriːz) /

verb -freezes, -freezing, -froze or -frozen

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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