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 Black ice usually forms in the evening and morning when conditions are ripe for water to get a good deep freeze. Dug Begley, Chron, "Black ice a slippery surprise likely on area roads as re-freeze looms," 15 Feb. 2021 Some retail power companies in Texas are making an unusual plea to their customers amid a deep freeze that has sent electricity prices skyrocketing: Please, leave us. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Electricity retailer Griddy’s unusual plea to Texas customers: Leave now before you get a big bill," 15 Feb. 2021 More than 50 million people could see temperatures dip below zero during the next several days as the record-setting deep freeze envelops the country. Matthew Cappucci,, "Historic Arctic outbreak brings dangerous cold, snow, and ice to central and southern US," 14 Feb. 2021 Regardless, both models suggest the worst of the deep freeze will be over into the 3rd week of the month. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Fun (?) With Cold Weather Statistics," 8 Feb. 2021 That includes the logistics of handling the delicate Pfizer vaccine, such as warming the vials from their deep freeze and diluting the doses. Gregory Barber, Wired, "The First Americans Are Being Vaccinated. Now, the Hard Part," 16 Dec. 2020 The need for deep freeze will require extra planning, now and as front line workers and then others line up for vaccination. Meredith Cohn,, "Maryland hospitals rush to buy ultra-cold freezers to provide COVID-19 vaccines a warm welcome," 12 Nov. 2020 For example, this year’s acorns might have been affected by a late deep freeze that occurred May 9, when oak trees were blooming. Beth Botts,, "Acorns are in short supply this year — here’s why," 28 Nov. 2020 The Kremlin foot-dragging comes with various Russian officials predicting that relations would remain in the deep freeze, warning that Biden’s team would likely pursue a tougher approach toward Moscow. Washington Post, "To Russia’s Putin, President-elect Biden is still a ‘candidate’," 26 Nov. 2020

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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 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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