- to quick-freeze (food).
- to store in a frozen state.
Origin of deep-freeze
- a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction.
- suspended animation.
- put in/into the deep freeze, Informal. to stop or suspend the activity or progress of: A series of quarrels put their romance into the deep freeze.
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Contemporary Examples of deep-freeze
It would seem Bennett has decided to defrost a security perspective that went into deep-freeze in the 1970s.Naftali Bennett's Security Strategy is Frozen in the 1970s
Gen.(res.) Nati Sharoni
November 18, 2013
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Word Origin and History for deep-freeze
registered trademark (U.S. Patent Office, 1941) of a type of refrigerator; used generically for "cold storage" since 1949.