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