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1. In cooking, "frost" means to cover and decorate a cake with a frosting or icing. 2. To chill a glass in the freezer until it's frosted with a thin coating of ice crystals.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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