Definition of deep freeze in English:

deep freeze

Syllabification: deep freeze

noun

(also deep freezer, • trademark deepfreeze)
  • 1A refrigerated cabinet or room in which food can be quickly frozen and kept for long periods at a low temperature: plenty of garden space to keep our deep freezes supplied with fruit and vegetables
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    • The blood bank has four refrigerated centrifuges, 6 deep freezers which maintain a temperature range of - 40 to - 80 degrees centigrade and four blood bank refrigerators.
    • In the Ireland of De Valera she was the first in the town to introduce chilled Coca Cola, the first to sell frozen foods from a deep freezer, and the first to popularize the concept of a delicatessen.
    • You will be questioned as to how often you invite guests for meals and whether you have a microwave oven, a refrigerator and a deep freezer.
  • 1.1A place or situation in which progress or activity is suspended: the nation is now beginning to resume its history after twenty years in the deep freeze
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    • Don't shortchange yourself by letting your social life go into deep freeze just because summer's over.
    • So I think that the government means that the peace process is now in deep freeze, but not forever.
    • Believe, but don't put your mind in deep freeze.

verb

(deep-freeze) [with object] (often as adjective deep-frozen) Back to top  
  • Store (something) in a deep freeze.
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    • In one instance, he claimed he was disciplined after he refused to enter a ‘blast’ freezer - which deep-freezes food at minus 40 degrees - without protective clothing.
    • Scientists had decided to deep-freeze samples of body fluids and tissue found at scenes, anticipating that improvements in testing would eventually make them useful.
    • He explains that multiple-temperature features can span deep-freeze temperatures for items like ice cream, low temperatures for other frozen items and medium temperatures for non-frozen perishables like fluid milk.

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