refreeze

verb

re·​freeze (ˌ)rē-ˈfrēz How to pronounce refreeze (audio)
refroze (ˌ)rē-ˈfrōz How to pronounce refreeze (audio) ; refrozen (ˌ)rē-ˈfrō-zᵊn How to pronounce refreeze (audio) ; refreezing

transitive + intransitive

: to freeze again
shouldn't refreeze the meat
Ice dams form when water from melting snow runs down a roof and refreezes.AAA Times

Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refreeze was in 1784

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Cite this Entry

“Refreeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refreeze. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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