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[ deep-freez, -freez ]
/ ˈdipˌfriz, -ˈfriz /


a brand of deep freezer.

Definition for deepfreeze (2 of 2)


[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deepfreeze

  • And did you use anything from the deepfreeze normally, in connection with the preparation of an evening meal?

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British Dictionary definitions for deepfreeze


/ (ˌdiːpˈfriːz) /


a type of refrigerator in which food, etc, is stored for long periods at temperatures below freezing
storage in or as if in a deepfreeze
informal a state of suspended activity

verb deep-freeze -freezes, -freezing, -froze or -frozen

(tr) to freeze or keep in or as if in a deepfreeze
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Word Origin and History for deepfreeze


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper