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]
- Rhymes: -əʊzən
state of that which freezes
- past participle of freeze
- The mammoth was frozen shortly after death.
Frozen may refer to:
- the result of freezing
- Frozen (play), a 2004 stage play by Bryony Lavery
In linguistics, a frozen phrase is an idiom.
frozen in Spanish: Frozen
frozen in Italian: Frozen
frozen in Romanian: Frozen
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