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Deep·​freeze ˈdēp-ˌfrēz How to pronounce Deepfreeze (audio)
used for a freezer for food storage


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

transitive verb

: to store in a frozen state

deep freeze

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: cold storage sense 2
a bill … in deep freeze awaiting a new congressNewsweek
: intense cold

Example Sentences

Noun This part of the world experienced a deep freeze for several thousand years. a period of deep freeze
Recent Examples on the Web
Earth suffered the full-force of a deep freeze as recently as 20,000 to 10,000 years ago. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 30 Sep. 2021 The rare deep freeze that left millions in Texas without power last week should be a massive signal to policymakers to reform the power grid, energy experts told Abby for a story posted over the weekend. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, 22 Feb. 2021 The city had, in fact, already been under a boil notice since July, and Jackson also lost water in February 2021 during the deep freeze that gripped the South. Alissa Walker, Curbed, 9 Sep. 2022 Trending News Police investigating homicide at Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Colorado Thousands without power as deadly winter storm brings deep freeze Has the author of the infamous Circleville letters been unmasked? CBS News, 25 Dec. 2022 Warm air has arrived to break up the deep freeze, and overnight lows will remain in the high 30s. oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2022 Other categories of virus - such as the coronaviruses that cause covid-19 - are more fragile and less likely to survive the deep freeze. Michael Birnbaum And Ellen Francis, Anchorage Daily News, 2 Dec. 2022 Other categories of virus — such as the coronaviruses that cause covid-19 — are more fragile and less likely to survive the deep freeze. Ellen Francis, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 The Chinese film industry is currently in the deep freeze. Patrick Frater, Variety, 8 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Deepfreeze was in 1943

Dictionary Entries Near Deepfreeze

deep focus



Cite this Entry

“Deepfreeze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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