cold storage


Definition of cold storage

1 : storage (as of food) in a cold place for preservation
2 : a condition of being held or continued without being acted on : abeyance

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Examples of cold storage in a Sentence

food that has been taken out of cold storage the president's domestic programs had been in cold storage while he attended to a string of international crises

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Warehousing space for items such as drugs and food is already running low in some areas such as cold storage, according to company executives and logistics firms. Robert Wall, WSJ, "Anxious Businesses Make Plans for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit," 10 Dec. 2018 For long-term cold storage, wrap the bars tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to several months. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating," 30 Aug. 2018 The flowers are only displayed when needed for an event, and then immediately go back into cold storage in the Elysee basement. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "Hidden underground world below French president put on view," 15 Sep. 2018 StoreMI works essentially like RAID 0: the capacity of the system is simply the sum of the SSD and HDD's capacity, and StoreMI handles moving blocks of data between fast storage and cold storage as appropriate. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Ryzen gains on Intel with second generation," 19 Apr. 2018 When the museum vacated the warehouse, the building was transformed into a cold storage unit, and aluminum insulation panels covered the mural in 1989. Annalisa Quinn, New York Times, "Keith Haring Mural in Amsterdam Is Uncovered After Nearly 30 Years," 26 June 2018 More cheese is in cold storage in the U.S. than any time since the U.S. Department of Agriculture began keeping track in 1917. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Take Our Cheese, Please: American Cheese Makers Suffer Under New Tariffs," 5 July 2018 Amazon could quickly apply its order-fulfillment and distribution capabilities to pills, which usually don’t need special handling like cold storage. Joseph Walker, WSJ, "Amazon’s Pharmacy Deal Threatens Retail Drugstores," 29 June 2018 And when the techs conclude that Kohana is malfunctioning and relegate her to cold storage, Akecheta has absolutely no idea that the dark, sterile labs under Westworld even exist. Scott Meslow, GQ, "Westworld Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Take My Heart When You Go," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of cold storage

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of cold storage

: the state of being kept in a cold place for later use

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