quick-freeze

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

Definition of quick-freeze

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

First Known Use of quick-freeze

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Quick-freeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick-freeze. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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