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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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 An Alaska investment firm is behind one of the projects, a warehouse with cold storage space, and a Lower 48 cargo facility company is behind the other, which would allow for faster cargo transfer between aircraft. Annie Zak, Anchorage Daily News, "Two big air cargo projects proposed for Anchorage International Airport," 19 July 2019 To keep pace, the country will need 100 million square feet of new cold storage warehouse space over the next five years, according to a report by real estate brokerage CBRE. Roger Vincent,, "All that online grocery shopping is causing a cold storage shortage," 7 July 2019 Some of its 19 farmer-owners are investing in new deboning lines and cold storage space. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "America Struggles to Take Its Pigs to World’s Biggest Market," 18 Oct. 2018 After 1,500 miles in and out of cold storage, the flavor degrades. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Denver urban farming trend grows from a Sloan’s Lake condo tower to a Larimer Square parking garage," 4 Aug. 2019 For instance, the church offers an embryo-adoption service, connecting couples who wish to adopt with couples who have used in vitro fertilization and have left embryos in cold storage. Alexandra Desanctis, National Review, "The Church Challenging Washington State’s One-Size-Fits-All Abortion Requirement," 10 July 2019 In recent years, that number has dropped to about 3,000 tons, and there are about 3,500 tons of whale meat in cold storage. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling in Its Home Waters," 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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English Language Learners Definition of cold storage

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

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