deep-freeze

[ deep-freez ]
/ ˈdipˈfriz /

verb (used with object), deep-freezed or deep-froze, deep-freezed or deep-fro·zen, deep-freez·ing.

to quick-freeze (food).
to store in a frozen state.

Origin of deep-freeze

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; deep + freeze

Definition for deep-freeze (2 of 2)

deep freeze

noun

a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
suspended animation.

Origin of deep freeze

An Americanism dating back to 1940–45
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