Deep·​freeze | \ˈdēp-ˌfrēz \

Definition of Deepfreeze 

(Entry 1 of 3)

used for a freezer for food storage


\ˈdēp-ˈfrēz \
deep-froze\-​ˈfrōz \; deep-frozen\-​ˈfrō-​zᵊn \

Definition of deep-freeze (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

2 : to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

\ˈdēp-ˌfrēz \

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

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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 As Michigan endures a deep freeze, with wind chills hitting double digits below zero this morning, our Great Lakes are facing an abnormal rate of ice coverage just several days into the new year. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "The Great Lakes are already 22% covered in ice. On this day last year, it was 3%.," 5 Jan. 2018 With Turkey’s bid for EU membership in the deep freeze, Erdogan has been cozying up to a leader who’s perfected the art of one-man rule – Vladimir Putin. James Hertling,, "Erdogan - the World’s Newest Strongman," 25 June 2018 Weather around Charlotte will be wet, windy and warm Friday, with a deep freeze just a day away. Al Conklin, Wbtv, charlotteobserver, "Friday weather will be stormy and wet as deep freeze returns | Charlotte Observer," 12 Jan. 2018 Friday’s expected high of 58 degrees with a high possibility of rain will be a stark contrast to last week’s deep freeze. Joseph A. Gambardello,, "Thaw begins after ice delays school openings, disrupts morning commute," 9 Jan. 2018 Thursday is when the latest deep freeze moves in, with daytime highs in the single digits through Saturday and wind chills of up to 30 below zero in some areas. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, "Will the 'bomb cyclone' winter storm affect Michigan?," 3 Jan. 2018 As the planet warms and more ships enter Arctic and Antarctic waters, the Coast Guard hopes to finally break the deep freeze on new icebreakers and lead the way. Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American, "U.S. Icebreaker Fleet Is Overdue for an Upgrade," 1 June 2017 But the presence of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals proves this wasn’t always the deep freeze. Steve Johnson,, "'Antarctic Dinosaurs' bring new ice age to Field Museum," 13 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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