past participle of freeze.
congealed by cold; turned into ice.
covered with ice, as a stream.
frigid; very cold.
injured or killed by frost or cold.
obstructed by ice, as pipes.
chilly or cold in manner; unfeeling: a frozen stare.
rigid; immobilized: The child was frozen with fear.
quick-frozen: frozen foods.
(of food) chilled or refrigerated.
(especially of a drink) mixed with ice and frappéed in an electric blender.
in a form that is not readily convertible into cash; not liquid: frozen assets.
not permitted to be changed or incapable of being altered; fixed: frozen rents; frozen salaries.
Canasta. (of the discard pile) unable to be picked up by a player unless the player's hand contains a natural pair to match the top card of the pile.: Compare freeze (def. 30a)
- fro·zen·ly, adverb
- fro·zen·ness, noun
- pre·fro·zen, adjective
- un·fro·zen, adjective
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How to use frozen in a sentence
That concept also explains why frozen meat defrosts faster in water than in air.Busy beavers may be speeding thaw of Arctic permafrost | Kathiann Kowalski | August 31, 2020 | Science News For Students
The virus’s tendency to survive longer in the cold bolstered New Zealand’s frozen food shipment theory.Mystery of New Zealand’s new COVID outbreak deepens as it rules out primary suspect | Naomi Xu Elegant | August 18, 2020 | Fortune
The planet turned dwarf planet is pretty much an ice ball, with a surface that’s 98% frozen nitrogen and mountains made of water ice.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars | Neel Patel | August 17, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
It’s kind of like a cross between sangria, a slushy and a daiquiri, with rum, wine, triple sec and frozen fruit.
Scientists reason that the faintness of the young sun should have meant that Earth remained frozen solid for the first half of its existence.How Earth’s Climate Changes Naturally (and Why Things Are Different Now) | Howard Lee | July 21, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Defrost overnight in the refrigerator (if frozen) and bake before serving.
Stir in the frozen peas and chicken, taste for seasonings, and pour the mixture into six (2-cup) ovenproof serving bowls.
Without it in the atmosphere, the Earth would be a barren, frozen wasteland.
Since then, all dividend payments have been frozen and Iran receives “no uranium or revenue from the mine.”
He was later sued by his lawyers in London for failing to pay $419,400 in counsel fees when his assets were frozen.The Mysterious Death of the Art World’s Favorite Sheikh | Lizzie Crocker | November 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus he continued to rush over the frozen sea during a considerable part of that night.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
The former, in its frozen state, somewhat resembled hard butter.The Giant of the North | R.M. Ballantyne
So you have lost that frozen heart of yours at last, and after such boasting, too!
I thought that the frozen surface of the American woman thawed on the stratum soubrette.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Dorothy led Jack off to the stable, and the half-frozen yeoman turned in to enjoy his cheerful fire.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for frozen
the past participle of freeze
turned into or covered with ice
obstructed or blocked by ice
killed, injured, or stiffened by extreme cold
(of a region or climate) icy or snowy
(of food) preserved by a freezing process
(of prices, wages, etc) arbitrarily pegged at a certain level
(of business assets) not convertible into cash, as by government direction or business conditions
frigid, unfeeling, or disdainful in manner
motionless or unyielding: he was frozen with horror
- frozenly, adverb
- frozenness, noun
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