freezer burn


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 Moisture loss causes ice crystals and freezer burn. Kit Selzer, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Mar. 2022 What really happens when a pork chop gets freezer burn? Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 Heavy-duty zip-top freezer bags specially formulated to prevent freezer burn do an excellent job and are convenient and space-efficient. Susan Puckett, CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 The freezer also maintained a steady temperature at just below 0 degrees Fahrenheit, which helps to prevent freezer burn. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 5 July 2021 This device is made from a durable, multi-layer material that heat seals your bags airtight to prevent freezer burn and reduce food waste. Tim Kohut, BGR, 24 June 2021 That will help prevent moisture loss through freezer burn. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 7 June 2021 For extra protection against freezer burn, roll a freezer bag down tightly and seal with a band. Catherine Russell, Bon Appétit, 19 May 2021 Prevent freezer burn by wrapping the unopened package in a layer of aluminum foil (and label it with the date). Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, 7 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of freezer burn

1926, in the meaning defined above

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10 Apr 2022

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“Freezer burn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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