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
Recent Examples on the Web Ars spoke Tuesday with Dr. Ant Rowstron, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, about an innovative cold storage project called Silica. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s Project Silica offers robust thousand-year storage," 7 Nov. 2019 The other two include a cold storage facility and land used for construction materials, and a small residential building and vacant land. Ryan Ori,, "Stanley’s property heads to auction, 7 months after popular produce market shuts down," 7 Oct. 2019 Built in the mid-1980s, the building had been expanded multiple times over the years and included 230,000 square feet of cold storage space. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the week: Pennsylvania office furniture distributor inks Texas-sized industrial lease," 11 Oct. 2019 But the running game was finally removed from cold storage against an opponent that was surrendering 147.5 yards per game and 4.7 yards per carry., "Good thing they were playing Washington or quarterback Tom Brady’s agita over the offense wouldn’t have been partially placated by 33 unanswered Patriots points and a second half that saw the Patriots reach the end zone on three of the four possessions he helmed.," 7 Oct. 2019 In deep, freezing cold, dark water like that of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, items are in a de-facto cold storage. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Divers Salvage 100-Year-Old Liquor from WWI Shipwreck," 7 Nov. 2019 Demand for cold storage is also being elevated by consumers’ growing aversion to chemical food preservatives. Roger Vincent,, "All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage," 7 July 2019 Sacramento Bee Noble Orchards in Paradise has invited the community to come help pick ripe apples because most of its equipment, including its cold storage, burned in the Camp fire. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: L.A.’s top homelessness agency failed to meet most of its goals, a new audit says," 29 Aug. 2019 The difference ends up in cold storage, with around 3,500 tons warehoused as of April, according to government data. Ben Dooley, New York Times, "Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling. But Is There an Appetite for It?," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of cold storage

1877, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cold storage was in 1877

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8 Jan 2020

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“Cold storage.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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