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Adjective: frozen  frow-zun
  1. Turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    "the frozen North"; "frozen pipes"; "children skating on a frozen brook"
     
  2. Absolutely still
    "frozen with horror";
    - rooted, stock-still
     
  3. Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    "a frozen look on their faces";
    - frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry
     
  4. Not thawed
     
  5. (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavour and nutritional value
    "frozen foods";
    - flash-frozen, quick-frozen
     
  6. Not convertible to cash
    "frozen assets"
     
  7. Incapable of being changed, moved or undone
    "living on frozen incomes";
    - fixed
Verb: freeze (froze,frozen)  freez
  1. Change to ice
    "The water in the bowl froze"
     
  2. Stop moving or become immobilized
    "When he saw the police car he froze";
    - stop dead
     
  3. Be cold
    "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
     
  4. Cause to change to ice or become very cold
    "Freeze the leftover food"
     
  5. Stop a process, activity or a habit
    "freeze the aid to the war-torn country";
    - suspend
     
  6. Be very cold, below the freezing point
    "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
     
  7. (physics) change from a liquid to a solid when cold
    "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit";
    - freeze out, freeze down
     
  8. Prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
    "Freeze the assets of this hostile government";
    - block, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]
     
  9. Anesthetize by cold
     
  10. Suddenly behave coldly and formally
    "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

See also: cold, frostbitten, frost-bound, glaciated, icebound, ice-clogged, icy, nondisposable, nonmoving, preserved, sleety, unchangeable, unmelted, unmoving, unthawed

Type of: act, alter, anaesthetise [Brit], anaesthetize [Brit, Cdn], anesthetise [Brit], anesthetize [N. Amer], behave, break, change, change state, do, interrupt, keep back, modify, put out, put under, solidify, stand still, suffer, turn, withhold

Antonym: boil, unfreeze, unfrozen

Encyclopedia: Frozen

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