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

Definition of Deepfreeze

 (Entry 1 of 3)

used for a freezer for food storage


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

Definition of deep-freeze (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

2 : to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

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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 With available time of up to 6.5 hours per day, scientists from all over NASA and beyond will be able to make an appointment for the quantum atomic deep freeze. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Made the Fifth State of Matter ... in Space," 16 June 2020 Relations with Beijing are in the deep freeze after Prime Minister Scott Morrison led calls for an inquiry into the source of the Covid-19 outbreak. Fortune, "Australia keeps its borders closed—except for one group," 2 July 2020 In the meantime, NEORSD officials have been collecting weekly sewage samples from each of their three sewage-treatment plants and storing them in a deep freeze. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Ohio program to study sewage for coronavirus remains in development, eyeing expansion in July," 3 June 2020 Beijing believed the laws were targeted squarely at them and put Australia into a diplomatic deep freeze. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Australia angered China by calling for a coronavirus investigation. Now Beijing is targeting its exports," 27 May 2020 Plug in at home and enjoy a spacious deep freeze for your tater tots and berries down to a cool -0.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Popular Science, "Space-saving chest freezers for your backup food," 13 May 2020 Country after country put their economies into deep freeze. Fortune, "Trump’s oil deal: The inside story of how the Saudi-Russia price war ended," 14 Apr. 2020 Parts of the country are beginning to emerge from the deep freeze that has characterized the first months of a pandemic that has killed more than 75,000 Americans. Jim Tankersley, New York Times, "As Job Losses Mount, Lawmakers Face a Make-or-Break Moment," 9 May 2020 So while much of the rest of the luxury real-estate market is in a deep freeze, the Kaplans are putting their ranch on the market now for $19.95 million. ... Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "A Wyoming Ranch Where Social Distancing is Unavoidable Asks $19.95 Million," 1 Apr. 2020

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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 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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