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freeze

play
verb \ˈfrēz\

Medical Definition of freeze

froze \ˈfrōz\play ; frozen \ˈfrōz-ən\play ; freezing

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become hardened into a solid (as ice) by loss of heat

  4. 2a:  to become chilled with cold <almost froze to death>b:  to anesthetize a part especially by cold

  5. 1

  6. transitive verb

  7. :  to cause to harden into a solid (as ice) by loss of heat

  8. 2:  to make extremely cold :  chill

  9. 3a:  to act on usually destructively by frostb:  to anesthetize by cold





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