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

Other Words from frozen

frozenly adverb
frozenness \ ˈfrō-​zᵊn-​(n)əs How to pronounce frozen (audio) \ noun

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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
Recent Examples on the Web The Hood River Valley could still be hanging onto cold air and may see some frozen precipitation from this system. oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2022 The Great Lakes are currently only about seven percent frozen, keeping the lake-effect snow machine going. Jennifer Gray, CNN, 10 Jan. 2022 Shares of frozen potato product specialist Lamb Weston gained more than 10% last week on the strength of better-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings numbers and impressive gross margins amid elevated potato prices. Benzinga, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2022 One of the star attractions of this recipe is a crust made with frozen hash browns. Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2022 Many of these new companies selling healthy frozen meals ship their entrées in recyclable packaging and have myriad options for most any dietary restrictions or tastes. Regan Stephens, SELF, 8 Jan. 2022 Jordan Stolz is 17, not that far removed from learning to skate on a frozen reservoir in his Kewaskum backyard. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2022 The argument continued into the frozen food section. Rich Barak, ajc, 7 Jan. 2022 The 40 mm timepieces are made exclusively for US collectors and feature icey blue dials inspired by natural scenery such as frozen trunks of bamboo trees and clear blue skies. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 7 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of frozen

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

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12 Jan 2022

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“Frozen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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