fro·zen | \ ˈfrō-zᵊn \

Definition of frozen 

1a : treated, affected, or crusted over by freezing

b : subject to long and severe cold the frozen north

2a : incapable of being changed, moved, or undone : fixed specifically : debarred by official action from movement or from change in status frozen wages

b : not available for present use frozen capital

c(1) : drained or incapable of emotion

(2) : expressing or characterized by cold unfriendliness

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Other words from frozen

frozenly adverb
frozenness \ˈfrō-zᵊn-(n)əs \ noun

Examples of frozen in a Sentence

the car door was frozen ever since an accident had damaged the hinge pay rates will remain frozen until the company does better financially

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The sheriff’s office was contacted Feb. 27, and the Capital One account was frozen. Gabrielle Russon,, "Disney's Reedy Creek loses $94,000 in phishing scheme," 25 June 2018 But strangely, some signs of that calm Sunday morning were frozen in time under the ash. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Traces of life trapped beneath volcano’s ash," 13 June 2018 Tofu that has been frozen also gets a little closer to the texture of meat, with a spongier, chewier consistency. The Washington Post,, "How to start teaching your kids to cook: an age-appropriate guide," 12 June 2018 The cookie is frozen but completely tender — exactly as tender as the ice cream itself. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Best Frozen Treats, Ranked," 22 May 2018 All the pies are available frozen for those on their way to beach homes or rentals with kitchens, or headed back home from vacation. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Try Oprah's favorite pie in Cape Cod," 22 May 2018 And the oldest sea ice—ice that’s been frozen for at least five years—now accounts for just 2 percent of the ice cover. Chelsea Harvey, Scientific American, "Arctic Sea Ice Is Getting Younger. Here Is Why That Is a Problem.," 11 May 2018 Not only have the Tribe bats been frozen (even in warm weather), very few of the top prospects are hitting in the minors. Terry Pluto,, "Cleveland Indians: Talking Michael Brantley, slumps, prospects -- Terry Pluto," 21 Apr. 2018 Winter is the ideal time to visit, since portions of the swamp are frozen, allowing visitors to see the beauty of the trees and swamp up close. Peter Marteka,, "Stonington Is Host To Rare Atlantic White Cedar Swamp," 4 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of frozen

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Kids Definition of frozen

past participle of freeze


Medical Definition of frozen 

past part of freeze


Legal Definition of frozen 

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