Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To freeze (food) by a process sufficiently rapid to retain natural flavor, nutritional value, or other properties.

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  • noun A chamber or device in which the temperature may be rapidly lowered to below to freezing point.
  • verb transitive To rapidly reduce the temperature of something to below the freezing point, thereby preserving some aspect of it (such as position or flavor) that would otherwise be lost during the freezing process.
  • verb transitive Preserved in an unaltered state, reminiscent of quick-freezing.

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  • verb freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors

Etymologies

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From quick + freeze.

Examples

  • Then turn on the quick-freeze setting if your freezer has it.

    Despite tough winter, food group says March is the time to freeze

  • The quick-freeze vitrification process works better.

    Busy career women put biological clock on freeze

  • Hung peers jealously at their quick-freeze operation.

    Jane McGivney: Top Chef: The Loneliest Clone

  • Then roll dough into balls, set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and quick-freeze the balls by setting them in a freezer for about 30 minutes so they set up fairly hard.

    Cookie Balls

  • Then roll dough into balls, set on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and quick-freeze the balls by setting them in a freezer for about 30 minutes so they set up fairly hard.

    Archive 2007-07-01

  • Vitrification is already used to quick-freeze eggs and embryos with success, allowing spare ones to be used in IVF at a later date.

    the Mail online | Home

  • Vitrification is already used to quick-freeze eggs and embryos with success, allowing spare ones to be used in IVF at a later date.

    the Mail online | Dating

  • Vitrification is already used to quick-freeze eggs and embryos with success, allowing spare ones to be used in IVF at a later date.

    the Mail online |

  • - A startling, quick-freeze kind of north wind the icy forefinger of an impending snow storm poking down into East Texas set the dried stalks of standing milo to singing.

    statesman.com - Highschool

  • - A startling, quick-freeze kind of north wind the icy forefinger of an impending snow storm poking down into East Texas set the dried stalks of standing milo to singing.

    statesman.com - Highschool

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