|1.||[ verb ] become or cause to become soft or liquid|
|Synonyms:||thaw melt unthaw dissolve dethaw|
"The sun melted the ice" "the ice thawed" "the ice cream melted" "The heat melted the wax" "The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase" "dethaw the meat"
|Related terms:||liquefy defrost deliquesce thaw melting|
|2.||[ verb ] make (assets) available|
|Synonyms:||free release unblock|
"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
|Related terms:||freeze freeze issue|