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defrost

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, Household, Motor vehicles
defrostde‧frost /ˌdiːˈfrɒst $ -ˈfrɒːst/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 DF[intransitive, transitive] if frozen food defrosts, or if you defrost it, it gets warmer until it is not frozenmelt, thaw2 DH[intransitive, transitive] if a freezer or refrigerator defrosts, or if you defrost it, it is turned off so that the ice inside it melts3 [transitive] American EnglishTTC to remove ice from inside the windows of a car by using heat or warm air
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defrostIt is useful, however, for its condensed advice on cooking methods, defrosting and especially comparative power settings.In 1991 as in 1980, one major use of microwaves is in defrosting food.It is best to defrost frozen goose slowly in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.At some point Rufus himself had taken the things out of the fridge and left the door open to defrost it.For puree, defrost the berries and press through a food mill.For sauce, defrost the berries in a colander over a bowl.
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defrost
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydefrost
he, she, itdefrosts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydefrosted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave defrosted
he, she, ithas defrosted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad defrosted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill defrost
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have defrosted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam defrosting
he, she, itis defrosting
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you, we, theyare defrosting
Past
I, he, she, itwas defrosting
you, we, theywere defrosting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been defrosting
he, she, ithas been defrosting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been defrosting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be defrosting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been defrosting
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