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Origin of freeze

First recorded before1000; (verb) Middle English fresen, Old English frēosan; cognate with Middle Low German vrēsen, Dutch vriezen, Old Norse frjōsa, Old High German friosan (German frieren ); (noun) late Middle English frese, derivative of the verb

OTHER WORDS FROM freeze

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH freeze

freeze , frieze
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How to use freeze in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for freeze

freeze
/ (friːz) /

verb freezes, freezing, froze (frəʊz) or frozen (ˈfrəʊzən)
noun
sentence substitute
mainly US a command to stop still instantly or risk being shot

Derived forms of freeze

freezable, adjective

Word Origin for freeze

Old English frēosan; related to Old Norse frjōsa, Old High German friosan, Latin prūrīre to itch; see frost
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for freeze

freeze
[ frēz ]

v.
To pass from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.
To make or become congealed, stiffened, or hardened by exposure to cold.
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Scientific definitions for freeze

freeze
[ frēz ]

To change from a liquid to a solid state by cooling or being cooled to the freezing point.
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