frozen

adjective

fro·​zen ˈfrō-zᵊn How to pronounce frozen (audio)
1
a
: treated, affected, or crusted over by freezing
b
: subject to long and severe cold
the frozen north
2
a
: 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
frozenly adverb
frozenness 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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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of frozen was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Frozen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frozen. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

frozen

1 of 2

past participle of freeze entry 1

frozen

2 of 2 adjective
1
: treated, affected, or crusted over by freezing
2
a
: fixed sense 1
frozen wages
b
: not available for present use
frozen assets
frozenness noun

Medical Definition

frozen

past part of freeze

Legal Definition

frozen

past participle of freeze

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