American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To freeze (produce, meat, or fish) immediately after harvesting, butchering, or catching.
- v. To freeze (a biological specimen, for example) instantaneously by exposure to an environment of very low temperature.
- v. freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors
“More than two decades ago, microbiologist Curt Jones devised a way to flash-freeze ice cream into colorful pellets about the size of BB's.”
“The change in temperature fogged her armor, caused the gloss of sweat on her brow to flash-freeze to an instant chill.”
“The very thought of big dumb clumsy dinosaurs engaged in sexual intercourse was enough to flash-freeze his gonads, making him temporarily unreceptive to his wife.”
“And I'd flash-freeze it on a cookie sheet and then put it in freezer bags or freezer containers.”
“South Korea has advanced another method, called vitrification, where liquid nitrogen is used to flash-freeze the eggs.”
“Honest-to-God, I can find you a cheeseteak/roast pork combo that will flash-freeze your arteries solid.”
“Frozen chocolate Anglaise The liquid nitrogen came out to flash-freeze the anglaise bottom, then cols anglaise was piped on top.”
“The coffee dots are one of several new ways that the company is using liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze food, rendering it into tiny pearls.”
“Once they're dry, place the tray in the freezer to flash-freeze them.”
“After seven days, seafood companies let the fish properly thaw out before shipping it; typically, it's not frozen after the initial flash-freeze.”
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