Deepfreeze

[deep-freez, -freez]

deep-freeze

[deep-freez]
verb (used with object), deep-freezed or deep-froze, deep-freezed or deep-fro·zen, deep-freez·ing.
  1. to quick-freeze (food).
  2. to store in a frozen state.

Origin of deep-freeze

An Americanism dating back to 1945–50; deep + freeze
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British Dictionary definitions for deepfreeze

deepfreeze

noun
  1. a type of refrigerator in which food, etc, is stored for long periods at temperatures below freezing
  2. storage in or as if in a deepfreeze
  3. informal a state of suspended activity
verb deep-freeze -freezes, -freezing, -froze or -frozen
  1. (tr) to freeze or keep in or as if in a deepfreeze
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Word Origin and History for deepfreeze

deep-freeze

registered trademark (U.S. Patent Office, 1941) of a type of refrigerator; used generically for "cold storage" since 1949.

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