Deep·​freeze | \ ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce Deepfreeze (audio) \

Definition of Deepfreeze

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used for a freezer for food storage


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

Definition of deep-freeze (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

2 : to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

\ ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce deep freeze (audio) \

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

Noun This part of the world experienced a deep freeze for several thousand years. a period of deep freeze
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That month many parts of the country endured a deep freeze, including FedEx’s Memphis, Tenn., hub, leading to weeks of significant delays. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, 24 June 2021 In some ways, February’s deep freeze, which sent temperatures plummeting into the teens and caused mass power outages, still caught her off-guard. Eric Dexheimer, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Mar. 2021 The attorney general’s office performs critical jobs during emergencies like last week’s deep freeze, including responding to reports of price gouging on bottled water and hotel rooms as Texans scrambled to stay warm and find safe drinking water. Lauren Mcgaughy, Dallas News, 22 Feb. 2021 Now, a second grim consequence has come from the unprecedented deep freeze: frozen water infrastructure and a fresh boil water advisory from hundreds of water systems in the Lone Star State. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 19 Feb. 2021 Obviously, the most important thing here is that millions more dollars will go to Texans still struggling to find potable water and deal with the damage from last week's deep freeze. CNN, 9 Aug. 2021 At the same time, Minnesota and the Upper Midwest was locked in its own deep freeze. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, 8 July 2021 Makeup artists, models—and yes, even royalty—have understood the beauty benefits of a deep freeze for centuries. April Long, Town & Country, 1 July 2021 Some Texans had gone days without power, and dozens died as a result of the deep freeze. James Barragán, Dallas News, 16 Mar. 2021

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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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“Deepfreeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold


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