freezer burn

noun

Definition of freezer burn

: light-colored spots developed in frozen foods as a result of surface evaporation and drying when inadequately wrapped or packaged

Examples of freezer burn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Never experience freezer burn on your leftovers again. Fiona Tapp, CNN Underscored, "Black Friday Has Arrived in Canada," 27 Nov. 2020 Just be sure to put the food in airtight packaging with as little air inside as possible to prevent freezer burn. Washington Post, "How to host a smaller Thanksgiving while still enjoying your favorite holiday flavors," 14 Nov. 2020 With an air-tight seal, food isn’t at risk of spoiling or losing flavor due to freezer burn. Sian Babish And Jennifer Manfrin, chicagotribune.com, "Best Prime Day 2020 deals for people at home," 14 Oct. 2020 Here's where to tuck it away to avoid freezer burn. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "This Is the One Place in Your Freezer You Should Never Put Ice Cream," 14 Aug. 2020 Cheap cuts of meat become soft braises and stews, and vacuum-sealing foods for storage increases shelf life and avoids freezer burn. Mercedes Cardona, Good Housekeeping, "Cooking Experts Breakdown Everything You Need to Know About Sous Vide," 10 Aug. 2020 Heavy-duty freezer bags protect fruit and veggies from freezer burn. Marshall Bright, CNN Underscored, "7 ways to make the most of a CSA farm share box," 24 June 2020 Start with a layer of plastic wrap, then use a layer of foil to help prevent freezer burn. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Cooking with Paul: Your guide to storing and freezing cheese," 6 June 2020 Drip dry the goose meat or pat dry with a paper towel to reduce the risk of freezer burn further. Brad Fenson, Outdoor Life, "8 Ways to Prepare Snow Goose Meat," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of freezer burn

1926, in the meaning defined above

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17 Dec 2020

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“Freezer burn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freezer%20burn. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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