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1 the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid [syn: freezing]
2 weather cold enough to cause freezing [syn: frost]
3 an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze" [syn: halt]
4 fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"


1 change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze" [ant: boil]
2 stop moving or become immobilized; "When he saw the police car he froze" [syn: stop dead]
3 be cold; "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"
4 cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
5 stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it; "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country" [syn: suspend]
6 be very cold, below the freezing point; "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"
7 change from a liquid to a solid when cold; "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit" [syn: freeze out, freeze down]
8 prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government" [syn: block, immobilize, immobilise] [ant: unblock, unblock]
9 anesthetize by cold
10 suddenly behave coldly and formally; "She froze when she saw her ex-husband" [also: frozen, froze]frozen See freezefrozen adj
1 turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold; "the frozen North"; "frozen pipes"; "children skating on a frozen brook" [ant: unfrozen]
2 absolutely still; "frozen with horror"; "they stood rooted in astonishment" [syn: frozen(p), rooted(p), stock-still]
3 devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile" [syn: frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry]
4 not thawed
5 used of foods; preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value; "frozen foods" [syn: flash-frozen, quick-frozen]
6 not convertible to cash; "frozen assets"
7 incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"; "living on fixed incomes" [syn: fixed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The state of that which freezes; in ice form.
    The mammoth has been frozen for ten thousand years.
  2. immobilized
    I just stood frozen as the robber pointed at me with his gun.


state of that which freezes


  1. past participle of freeze
    The mammoth was frozen shortly after death.

Extensive Definition

Frozen may refer to:
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In linguistics, a frozen phrase is an idiom.
frozen in Spanish: Frozen
frozen in Italian: Frozen
frozen in Romanian: Frozen

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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