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 president gave Congress until March to find a solution but lawmakers remain frozen on the issue. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "On immigration votes, Paul Ryan could be hoping to win by losing," 13 June 2018 The Big Thaw Permafrost is any stretch of ground—including soil and bedrock—that remains frozen for two years or more. Melody Schreiber, WIRED, "The Race to Save Arctic Cities As Permafrost Melts," 14 May 2018 The Cinco de Mayo patio bar will feature five frozen machines and shaker margaritas. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "High five: Houston's 2018 Cinco de Mayo parties," 30 Apr. 2018 The big plastic cups of frosé and frozen margaritas, churning away at various bars all along the bazaar. New York Times, "Free (or Cheap) Things to Do in NYC This Weekend," 5 July 2018 Sangria is somewhere in between, and a frozen margarita can have more calories than a scoop of ice cream. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "What you need to know about summer weight gain (and how to avoid it)," 9 June 2018 Add mango to frozen margaritas and rim glasses with chili-salt. Claire Perez,, "Claire's tip of the week: Say cheers to mango cocktails," 8 June 2018 Those seeking the flavors of Mexico might do well to pass on the glitzy promise of chimichangas and frozen margaritas and explore the fare of south Phoenix instead. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "For Cinco de Mayo, 5 must-try Mexican restaurants in south Phoenix," 2 May 2018 Combine that with the toxic sludge that passes for a frozen margarita at most beachside hotel bars, and tequila might be the most under-appreciated of the common hard liquors. Andy Staples,, "How Head Coaches Pick the Winners of Offseason Quarterback Battles," 23 Apr. 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


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