Frost Frost, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frosted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frosting}.] 1. To injure by frost; to freeze, as plants. [1913 Webster]

2. To cover with hoarfrost; to produce a surface resembling frost upon, as upon cake, metals, or glass; as, glass may be frosted by exposure to hydrofluoric acid. [1913 Webster]

While with a hoary light she frosts the ground. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

3. To roughen or sharpen, as the nail heads or calks of horseshoes, so as to fit them for frosty weather. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, (for coating cake)

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