verb (used with object), quick-froze, quick-fro·zen, quick-freez·ing.

to freeze (cooked or uncooked food) rapidly, permitting it to be stored almost indefinitely at freezing temperatures.

Origin of quick-freeze

First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for quick-freeze


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

(tr) to preserve (food) by subjecting it to rapid refrigeration at temperatures of 0°C or lower
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