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

Noun This part of the world experienced a deep freeze for several thousand years. a period of deep freeze
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In its lawsuits, CPS has alleged that suppliers raised prices from around $2.50 per unit of gas before the storm to $150 per unit and higher during the deep freeze. Diego Mendoza-moyers, San Antonio Express-News, "CPS Energy lawsuits face slim chances of victory, raising specter of rate hike," 11 Apr. 2021 As Earth warmed from the deep freeze of the last ice age, which peaked around 22,000 years ago, temperatures would rise, then abruptly fall, then rise again just as swiftly. New York Times, "In the Atlantic Ocean, Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers," 2 Mar. 2021 Doses have been thawed from a deep freeze before their time. Hallie Miller,, "COVID-19 vaccine wasted in Maryland underscores challenges of handling delicate doses," 22 Feb. 2021 With weather that calls for Michelin Man attire plunging Minnesota into the deep freeze, the Loppet Foundation has called off two ski races scheduled for the weekend. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, "Loppet ski races in Minneapolis this weekend called off due to extreme cold," 5 Feb. 2021 The calls for energy conservation — and a warning the Texas grid could enter emergency conditions — comes just two months after a deep freeze left millions of Texans without power for nearly a week. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Kerry struggling to lock down commitments from China and India," 14 Apr. 2021 The first lawsuits protesting exorbitant gas prices during February’s historic deep freeze have begun in Texas. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "‘Disaster should not be a jackpot,’ says San Antonio utility in lawsuit naming Energy Transfer, two others," 23 Mar. 2021 When last month’s deep freeze settled over Texas, Stokes was at his house north of Austin. Eric Dexheimer, San Antonio Express-News, "Can Texas leaders learn anything from preppers?," 22 Mar. 2021 The deep freeze along the Gulf Coast caused serious damage at oil refineries and chemical plants, putting them offline for an extended period. Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "Icy weather sends industrial production down 2.2% last month," 16 Mar. 2021

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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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“Deepfreeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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