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-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

\ 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


This part of the world experienced a deep freeze for several thousand years. a period of deep freeze

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Their suits, in civil court, target doctors and hospitals allegedly involved in the scheme — but those suits are in a deep freeze so as not to interfere with the DOJ’s criminal probe. Teri Sforza, The Mercury News, "California man behind $1 billion spinal surgery fraud hid millions from government, DOJ says," 29 July 2019 Clocking in at a half-millimeter long, the nematodes that wriggled back to life were the most complex creatures Vishnivetskaya - or anyone else - had ever revived after a lengthy deep freeze. Daniel Ackerman, Anchorage Daily News, "Ancient life awakens amid thawing ice caps and permafrost," 8 July 2019 Over all, Friday’s figures indicated that the economy is gradually cooling, not headed for a deep freeze. Ben Casselman, New York Times, "Strong Jobs Report Eases Fears of Damage From Trade War," 5 July 2019 Thanks to the deep freeze of a glacier, those tools were found intact alongside his corpse in 1993. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Neanderthals glued their tools together," 2 July 2019 The moon’s crust is somewhat more familiar—made of water ice, albeit rendered hard as rock in a deep freeze. Shannon Stirone, Scientific American, "New NASA Mission Will Fly Titan’s Frigid Skies to Search for Life’s Beginnings," 27 June 2019 The temperatures have climbed above 80 degrees, but the team's offense remains in a deep freeze. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Matthew Boyd battered by longball once again in 4-1 loss to Texas," 26 June 2019 Greenland holds 10 percent of the world's freshwater in a deep freeze. Adam Popescu, National Geographic, "A Greenland glacier is growing. That doesn't mean melting is over.," 25 Mar. 2019 Metro Detroit's days-long deep freeze will be at its worst Friday and Saturday, when high temperatures will only reach the single digits. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit deep freeze: Everything you need to know," 5 Jan. 2018

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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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The first known use of Deepfreeze was in 1943

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English Language Learners Definition of deep freeze

: a state of extreme cold

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to make a temporary encampment

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