from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To quick-freeze.
  • transitive v. To store in a frozen condition.
  • transitive v. To suspend or defer indefinitely: "American long-term obligations . . . which have been deep-frozen since the early 1950s” ( Paul Kennedy).

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  • n. Alternative form of deep freeze.
  • v. To freeze at very low temperatures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. electric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time


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