Definition of deep freeze in English:

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deep freeze

Pronunciation: /ˈdēp ˈˌfrēz/


(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
More example sentences
  • 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.


(deep-freeze) [with object] (often as adjective deep-frozen)
Store (something) in a deep freeze.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: deep freeze

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