frozen

adjective
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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

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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As for the annual fair, the daily ticket price has remained frozen at the price charged in 2016: $14 for adults on weekdays and $20 for weekends. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "Mass shootings push the L.A. County Fair to upgrade security," 7 Aug. 2019 An outlier among Indiana's colleges and universities, Purdue trustees announced June 14 that tuition will remain frozen on the school's main campus for the seventh and eighth consecutive years — through the 2020-21 academic year. Casey Smith, Indianapolis Star, "Many Indiana colleges and universities are increasing tuition. Here's how much they cost.," 29 June 2019 Since ransomware attackers took over its networks on May 8, the Maryland metropolis has vowed not to pay them, struggling to provide city services as its networks remain frozen. Emily Dreyfuss, WIRED, "Security News This Week: Hackers Used Two Firefox Zero Days to Hit a Crypto Exchange," 22 June 2019 Argentina's power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years. Anchorage Daily News, "Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America," 17 June 2019 Argentina’s power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years. Patricia Luna, Twin Cities, "Massive South American blackout, 44 million without power," 16 June 2019 Argentina's power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years. sun-sentinel.com, "Massive blackout in South America leaves millions without power," 16 June 2019 Argentina’s power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years. Washington Post, "Massive blackout hits tens of millions in South America," 16 June 2019 Argentina’s power grid is generally known for being in a state of disrepair, with substations and cables that were insufficiently upgraded as power rates remained largely frozen for years. Daniel Politi, BostonGlobe.com, "Power cut hits Argentina and Uruguay, affecting tens of millions," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of frozen

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

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

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