half-frozen

adjective

extremely coldthe half-frozen, but still conscious boy
(of food, ice, etc) partially defrosted

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Contemporary Examples of half-frozen

  • Seventeen-year-old Kai Dionne jumps into a half-frozen river to save his dog, Talia, and the 24-hour drama begins.

  • We had come from Ottawa, where I had been half-frozen, having no idea of how heart-stoppingly cold it would be.

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    Meet the Bushes

    Cherie Blair

    October 10, 2008

Historical Examples of half-frozen

  • The gurgle of a half-frozen waterfall came from the distant Ghyll.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • “We should be half-frozen before we could get up a wigwam,” he answered.

    Afar in the Forest

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • Poor, pinched, half-frozen Aunt Betty had entirely forgotten it.

    Miss Ashton's New Pupil

    Mrs. S. S. Robbins

  • I am half-frozen, and only want to warm myself a little beside you.'

    Grimms' Fairy Tales

    The Brothers Grimm

  • "We live," grunted the Aesir, busy over Amra's half-frozen feet.

    Gods of the North

    Robert E. Howard