fro·​zen | \ ˈfrō-zᵊn How to pronounce frozen (audio) \

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 How to pronounce frozenness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for frozen


fast, firm, jammed, lodged, set, snug, stuck, tight, wedged


insecure, loose

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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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Then the couple went through two miscarriages before Lennon was born from Lesleigh’s last frozen embryo. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Kansas woman's ‘rainbow baby’ photo with IVF items goes viral | The Kansas City Star," 15 Feb. 2018 On the other hand, if dinner often starts out frozen (no shame in that!), a freezer on the top will make your life easier. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Refrigerators," 11 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, frozen cooked meat should go after 3 months. Christina Oehler, Woman's Day, "This Is How Long Frozen Meat Is Good For," 22 Jan. 2019 There's also another big Easter egg in this trailer: the frozen feather that falls when Jon passes the remains of his late mother, Lyanna. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Game of Thrones Fans Think Jon Snow's Statue in the Season 8 Trailer Reveals a Huge Clue," 15 Jan. 2019 Outside of toast, the June excels at cooking frozen toaster waffles, easily beating a dedicated toaster at that job. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Review: The June oven made me want a camera in every cooking device," 22 Dec. 2018 Eleanor, the socially awkward, terrifically blunt heroine of this quirky novel, is a loner, spending her weekends alone with vodka and frozen pizzas. Joumana Khatib, New York Times, "New in Paperback: ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,’ ‘The Fact of a Body’," 6 July 2018 Trans fats are officially banished Once ubiquitous in everything from frozen pizza to coffee creamer to popcorn, artificial trans fats are — as of Monday — banished from US restaurants and grocery stores., "Trans fats are officially banished," 19 June 2018 How to get started If your version of unwinding for the day involves ordering delivery or putting a frozen pizza in the toaster oven, no judgment. Alex Van Buren,, "3 Ways Cooking Might Help Ease Your Anxiety," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of frozen

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

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past participle of freeze


Medical Definition of frozen

past part of freeze


Legal Definition of frozen

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