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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Linscott is not being a stickler; frozen custard is not ice cream. CBS News, "Frozen custard: Summer's hottest snack," 30 June 2019 The cash-only drive-in not only sells a flavorful array of soft-serve frozen custard, but also burgers, fries, onion rings and chicken sandwiches to name a few. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Treat yourself on a hot summer day to any of these seven frozen treat shops in the Milwaukee suburbs," 26 June 2019 On the traditional end, there’s the classic frozen margarita, but on the wilder end there’s the Sancho, made with jalapenos. Carla Jimenez, star-telegram, "A long-awaited restaurant is moving into the recently-closed Bread Winners Cafe space," 4 June 2019 Cantina locations serve alcoholic drinks like frozen margaritas, local beer and Mountain Dew Baja Blast mixed with Ketel One or Skyy vodka. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "One Baja Blast, extra tequila: Boozy Taco Bell Cantina coming to downtown Sacramento," 4 June 2019 After three successful summers, Shake Shack became a permanent park fixture in 2004, serving burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard and more to visitors from all over. Mallorie Sullivan,, "Shake Shack is opening two new Ohio locations. See where they are.," 5 June 2018 Shake Shack is known for its hamburgers, hot dogs and frozen custard. Lauren Delgado,, "Shake Shack opening fourth Central Florida location," 9 Apr. 2018 Besides food, the Dock will sell craft beer, wine, cocktails and frozen drinks, such as pina coladas. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Dock at Bradford Beach opens Friday, joining MooSa's burgers and custard," 20 June 2019 In the end, my frozen eggs will go to my parents, should the worst happen. Caroline Catlin, Glamour, "I Wasn't Ready To Think About My Fertility—Then I Got Brain Cancer," 26 Apr. 2019

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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

past participle of freeze

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to complain fretfully

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