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cold storage

Syllabification: cold stor·age

Definition of cold storage in English:

noun

1The keeping of something in a refrigerator or other cold place for preservation.
Example sentences
  • To reach these markets, fruit from South Africa spend an average of 4 weeks at sea and at least another week in cold storage at the market before it is sold.
  • The commodity's value is so low that previous attempts to land the catch and keep it in cold storage until markets could be found, proved to be too costly.
  • There was no real way of preserving it by, say putting in cold storage, he added.
1.1The temporary postponement of something: the project went into cold storage
More example sentences
  • Many hopes were raised in earlier times when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched his historic initiative in 2003, later it also flopped and was put into cold storage.
  • Fortunately, at least one of the ads - the ‘India Shining’ series - has been put into cold storage on a directive by the Election Commission.
  • After leaving college in 1989, Elaine put her artistic pursuits into cold storage for 15 years, instead focusing on a career in graphic design and on motherhood.

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