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Definition of deep freeze in English:

noun

(also deep freezer, US trademark deepfreeze)
A refrigerator in which food can be quickly frozen and kept for long periods at a very low temperature.
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.

verb

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(deep-freeze) [with object] (often as adjective deep-frozen) Store (something) in a deep freeze: deep-frozen cod
More 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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