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 frozen frozen

adj

  • ( ) turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold  ( frozen )
    turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
     the frozen North
    the frozen North
     frozen pipes
    frozen pipes
     children skating on a frozen brook
    children skating on a frozen brook
  • ( ) absolutely still  ( frozen, rooted, stock-still )
    absolutely still
     frozen with horror
    frozen with horror
     they stood rooted in astonishment
    they stood rooted in astonishment
  • ( ) devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain  ( frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry )
    devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
     a frigid greeting
    a frigid greeting
     got a frosty reception
    got a frosty reception
     a frozen look on their faces
    a frozen look on their faces
     a glacial handshake
    a glacial handshake
     icy stare
    icy stare
     wintry smile
    wintry smile
  • incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.  ( fixed, frozen )
    incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.
     frozen prices
    frozen prices
     living on fixed incomes
    living on fixed incomes
  • not convertible to cash  ( frozen )
    not convertible to cash
     frozen assets
    frozen assets
  • (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value  ( flash-frozen, frozen, quick-frozen )
    (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value
     frozen foods
    frozen foods
  • not thawed  ( frozen )
    not thawed


  •  freeze freeze

    noun

  • fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level  ( freeze )
    fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level
     a freeze on hiring
    a freeze on hiring
  • an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement  ( freeze, halt )
    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement
     a halt in the arms race
    a halt in the arms race
     a nuclear freeze
    a nuclear freeze
  • weather cold enough to cause freezing  ( freeze, frost )
    weather cold enough to cause freezing
  • the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid  ( freeze, freezing )
    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  • verb

  • ( ) change to ice  ( freeze )
    change to ice
     The water in the bowl froze
    The water in the bowl froze
  • ( ) stop moving or become immobilized  ( freeze, stop dead )
    stop moving or become immobilized
     When he saw the police car he froze
    When he saw the police car he froze
  • ( ) be cold  ( freeze )
    be cold
     I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on
    I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on
  • ( ) stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it  ( freeze, suspend )
    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it
     Suspend the aid to the war-torn country
    Suspend the aid to the war-torn country
  • ( ) cause to freeze  ( freeze )
    cause to freeze
     Freeze the leftover food
    Freeze the leftover food
  • suddenly behave coldly and formally  ( freeze )
    suddenly behave coldly and formally
     She froze when she saw her ex-husband
    She froze when she saw her ex-husband
  • anesthetize by cold  ( freeze )
    anesthetize by cold
  • prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)  ( block, freeze, immobilise, immobilize )
    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
     Blocked funds
    Blocked funds
     Freeze the assets of this hostile government
    Freeze the assets of this hostile government
  • change from a liquid to a solid when cold  ( freeze, freeze down, freeze out )
    change from a liquid to a solid when cold
     Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit
    Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit
  • be very cold, below the freezing point  ( freeze )
    be very cold, below the freezing point
     It is freezing in Kalamazoo
    It is freezing in Kalamazoo


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