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Thaw, vb. to melt, to dissolve; 1) trans.: “favour, savour, hue and qualities . . . are on the sudden wasted, --ed and done,” Ven. 749. “thou blowest the fire when temperance is --ed,” Lucr. 884. “now my love is --ed,” Gent. II, 4, 200. “where Phoebus' fire scarce --s the icicles,” Merch. II, 1, 5. “a fire to t. me,” Shr. IV, 1, 9. “--ing cold fear,” H5 IV Chor. H5 IV Chor. “t. the consecrated snow,” Tim. IV, 3, 386. “--ed from the true quality with that which melteth fools,” Caes. III, 1, 41.
2) intr.: “that this too too solid flesh would melt, t. and resolve itself into a dew,” Hml. I, 2, 130.
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