Deep·​freeze | \ ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce Deepfreeze (audio) \

Definition of Deepfreeze

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used for a freezer for food storage


\ ˈdēp-ˈfrēz How to pronounce deep-freeze (audio) \
deep-froze\ ˈdēp-​ˈfrōz How to pronounce deep-froze (audio) \; deep-frozen\ ˈdēp-​ˈfrō-​zᵊn How to pronounce deep-frozen (audio) \

Definition of deep-freeze (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

2 : to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

\ ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce deep freeze (audio) \

Definition of deep freeze (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : cold storage sense 2 a bill … in deep freeze awaiting a new congressNewsweek
2 : intense cold

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Examples of Deepfreeze in a Sentence


This part of the world experienced a deep freeze for several thousand years. a period of deep freeze

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Greenland holds 10 percent of the world's freshwater in a deep freeze. Adam Popescu, National Geographic, "A Greenland glacier is growing. That doesn't mean melting is over.," 25 Mar. 2019 Metro Detroit's days-long deep freeze will be at its worst Friday and Saturday, when high temperatures will only reach the single digits. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit deep freeze: Everything you need to know," 5 Jan. 2018 Since Christmas Eve, the D.C. area and much of the eastern United States has been locked in a deep freeze. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "Let’s celebrate: It may hit 60 degrees a week from now, or come close," 5 Jan. 2018 The Midwest’s deep freeze is putting supply chains on ice. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Railroads Getting Crude; Truckers Rating Sites; Supply Chains on Ice," 1 Feb. 2019 The model was seen out and about in New York City last night dressed for the deep freeze in a mammoth black puffer coat, black sweatpants, and black Uggs to fit her incognito model-off-duty vibe. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Steps Out in the Stealth Ugg Boot," 8 Mar. 2019 From freight rails to frostbite, a deep freeze can mean deep trouble for a city — and a species — built to operate at more temperate temperatures. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "‘Not built for this’: What fails in the extreme cold? Just about everything.," 4 Jan. 2018 Strangely, this unusual warmth in Siberia could trigger a chain of events resulting in deep freeze over central and eastern North America. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "The temperature in Siberia rose 100 degrees. The northern U.S. may pay a frigid price.," 31 Jan. 2018 The issue put relations between the two countries in a deep freeze during the Argentine presidencies of Nestor Kirchner and Cristina Kirchner between 2003 and 2015. Tim Ross,, "U.K.'s Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Latin America for Brexit Trade," 20 May 2018

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First Known Use of Deepfreeze


1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Deepfreeze was in 1943

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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