quick-froze ˈkwik-ˈfrōz How to pronounce quick-freeze (audio) ; quick-frozen ˈkwik-ˈfrō-zᵊn How to pronounce quick-freeze (audio) ; quick-freezing

transitive verb

: to freeze (food) for preservation so rapidly that ice crystals formed are too small to rupture the cells and the natural juices and flavor are preserved

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quick-freeze was in 1928

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“Quick-freeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick-freeze. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


; quick-frozen
; quick-freezing
: to freeze food so rapidly that the natural juices and flavor are not lost

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