Deepfreeze

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trademark

Deep·​freeze ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce Deepfreeze (audio)
used for a freezer for food storage

deep-freeze

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verb

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

transitive verb

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2
: to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

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noun

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

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
Verb
The ice cream—which comes in flavors like Chocolate Honeycomb and Burnt Basque Cheesecake—is so fresh, holding the stretchy, pliable texture that deep-freezing destroys. Elazar Sontag, Bon Appétit, 24 Feb. 2023
Noun
Much of Alaska has plunged into a deep freeze, with temperatures well below zero. Mark Thiessen, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2024 After above-normal temperatures much of the first two weeks, a mid-month cold snap plunged the region into a deep freeze. Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024 The first deep freeze in a decade paralyzed Texas from the Panhandle to the Gulf. Hollace Ava Weiner, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 27 Jan. 2024 Milwaukee wasn't shivering alone; most of the country was in a deep freeze that weekend. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 At this time, the world’s climate went through dramatic changes that resulted in longer glacial periods that put the globe into deep freeze and produced very thick ice sheets. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2023 Some housing experts and economists, though, predict that home prices could decline next year, which could help thaw a housing market in a deep freeze where existing home sales have dropped to their lowest levels in 13 years. Bysydney Lake, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 In 2021 alone, the U.S. grid faced down major climate events like the Dixie Wildfire (which was caused by aging utility infrastructure), Hurricane Ida, and a deep freeze in Texas that caused a deadly energy crisis. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 2 June 2023 The researchers said the landscape appears to date to at least 14 million years ago and perhaps beyond 34 million years ago, when Antarctica entered its deep freeze. Reuters, NBC News, 24 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1940, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of Deepfreeze was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Deepfreeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Deepfreeze. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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