Definition of cold storage in English:

cold storage

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The keeping of something in a refrigerator or other cold place for preservation:

    ‘a billion pounds of food is being held in cold storage’
    • ‘These acorns were kept in cold storage for a year, which delayed their germination.’
    • ‘There was no real way of preserving it by, say putting in cold storage, he added.’
    • ‘Harvested from late-August until now, they can be kept for a whole year in cold storage or for several weeks wrapped in newspaper in our own cellars or garages.’
    • ‘According to the Council of Agriculture, the government has about 2,964 tonnes of vegetables in cold storage and it released 301 tonnes yesterday to supply retailers.’
    • ‘When food and beverages are ready - three hours before a plane is due to take off - they are packed in bulk before being put in cold storage once again.’
    • ‘Wholesaler David Whiteman says most of them have plenty of mandarins, navel oranges and lemons in cold storage.’
    • ‘Flavor improves after several weeks in cold storage.’
    • ‘The commodity's value is so low that previous attempts to land the catch and keep it in cold storage until markets could be found, proved to be too costly.’
    • ‘At harvest in mid-September, all fruits were collected and placed in cold storage at approx. 4°C until fruit quality was determined.’
    • ‘To reach these markets, fruit from South Africa spend an average of 4 weeks at sea and at least another week in cold storage at the market before it is sold.’
    • ‘There is little market for whale meat in Iceland, he adds, and Japan, the biggest consumer of whale meat, already has a stockpile in cold storage.’
    • ‘These plants have been harvested from the rose fields - mostly in California and Arizona - and kept in cold storage until shipping time.’
    • ‘The average unit of blood remains in cold storage for more than one-half the allotted 41 days and thus provides little improvement in tissue oxygenation when infused.’
    • ‘A ‘fresh’ turkey in a supermarket has been deeply chilled but not frozen, then kept in cold storage for several weeks so it can be marketed as fresh.’
    • ‘Two years ago the corpse, now kept in cold storage at the South Tyrol Archaeological Museum in Bolzano, Italy, was fully defrosted for the first time.’
    • ‘The soil was then allowed to dry and placed in cold storage to simulate winter conditions, until the following summer.’
    • ‘I mean, Norway is a country that has just tons of minke whale meat and blubber just sitting in cold storage that they can't do anything with, yet they have all of these people that come out to see Keiko.’
    • ‘You can either juice it or you can store the citrus in cold storage and you have a fair shelf-life with the product.’
    • ‘Unlike imported apples from countries in the north, which are often put in cold storage for as long as six to eight months until the Indian apple season ends, Australian apples reach India within 28 days of harvesting, said Mr. Prowse.’
    • ‘Even when they'd landed two days ago and presented the local medical authorities with the body of his son they'd kept in cold storage, he hadn't cried, but remained strong for those around him.’
    1. 1.1 The temporary postponement of something:
      ‘the project went into cold storage’
      • ‘The lawyers will have a splendid time working out causality and definition, and after a couple of high profile court actions the whole thing will go into cold storage like most government crime measures.’
      • ‘But sadly, the plan has gone into cold storage due to the intervention of the encroachment mafia, which did not find the proposal suitable to its designs.’
      • ‘Your party also consequently appears to have put into cold storage its commitment to anti-gay discrimination.’
      • ‘But what has come as a shock to him is that the Ministry has been sitting over the decision to publish the material and the entire matter appears to have been put in cold storage.’
      • ‘Will somebody please tell him that, there is no assembly, no executive and the all-Ireland institutions and North / South ministerial council are in cold storage.’
      • ‘Many hopes were raised in earlier times when the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee launched his historic initiative in 2003, later it also flopped and was put into cold storage.’
      • ‘I suspect much the same has happened with the Permanent Resident Bill 2004, which has now been put in cold storage.’
      • ‘Over in Brussels, Microsoft is hoping to put the March remedies into cold storage for five years, which is how long it will take for the appeals process to work its way through the bureaucracy.’
      • ‘And by linking the British rebate to agricultural spending reform, London has effectively put the EU budget issue into cold storage.’
      • ‘That, in turn, would place the peace process in cold storage.’
      • ‘Such plans now lie in cold storage, and have possibly gone into reverse.’
      • ‘Thereafter the London Government has to choose between calling fresh elections or putting the North's devolved government and parliament into cold storage for a period.’
      • ‘But, as I say, they did not encourage him and the project was put into cold storage.’
      • ‘Fortunately, at least one of the ads - the ‘India Shining’ series - has been put into cold storage on a directive by the Election Commission.’
      • ‘But its recommendations remained in cold storage.’
      • ‘As a result of this double whammy, the transfer market has, largely, gone into cold storage.’
      • ‘In each of these cases, the evidence that eventually surfaced raised very disturbing questions and so was immediately put into cold storage.’
      • ‘After leaving college in 1989, Elaine put her artistic pursuits into cold storage for 15 years, instead focusing on a career in graphic design and on motherhood.’
      • ‘The film city project was in cold storage for a long time, till the techno-savvy director-producer, S.V. Rajendra Singh Babu floated the idea of developing the film city in Mysore in an area of 200 acres of land.’

Pronunciation

cold storage