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  1. simple past tense of unfreeze.
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verb (used with object), un·froze, un·fro·zen, un·freez·ing.
  1. to cause to thaw; melt.
  2. to remove or relax controls or restrictions on (funds, prices, rents, etc.).
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verb (used without object), un·froze, un·fro·zen, un·freez·ing.
  1. to become unfrozen; thaw.
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Origin of unfreeze

First recorded in 1575–85; un-2 + freeze
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Historical Examples of unfroze

  • They merely froze solid anything they wanted to keep and unfroze it when it was needed for use.

    Memoirs of an American Prima Donna

    Clara Louise Kellogg

British Dictionary definitions for unfroze


verb -freezes, -freezing, -froze or -frozen
  1. to thaw or cause to thaw
  2. (tr) to relax governmental restrictions on (wages, prices, credit, etc) or on the manufacture or sale of (goods, etc)
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