Definition of frozen in English:



  • 1(of a liquid) having turned into ice as a result of extreme cold.

    • ‘And my tracks, leading away from my red backpack and across the frozen lake.’
    • ‘Some of you might be aware that I am now working for a sport that takes place on frozen water.’
    • ‘Often in the winter we would wake up to frost on our quilts and frozen buckets of water in the kitchen.’
    • ‘The helmsman responded as he maneuvered the Lexington away from the chunk of frozen ice and rock.’
    • ‘Their numbers have certainly been swollen by extra birds dropping in from frozen stillwater fisheries.’
    • ‘Beware of frozen water supplies in the winter.’
    • ‘Down at the bottom, in a frozen lake of ice, you'll find it.’
    • ‘Don a high-tech silver poncho and sip a frosty vodka cocktail from glasses cut from solid blocks of ice while admiring the frozen sculptures.’
    • ‘The frozen pond had cracks in the ice.’
    • ‘His the scepter, His the throne, they moved to their positions as if hovering — or, better, as if gliding on sharpened metal edges across a frozen pond.’
    • ‘It was a rather cool night as "Land of 10,000 [ frozen ] Lakes" Minnesota peaked at high of 28 degrees over the past seven days.’
    • ‘Soup and milk are delivered in the form of frozen bricks.’
    • ‘When Mike roared in I was sipping a frozen drink and scanning internet for recent news.’
    • ‘Shells fell everywhere, bursting along the embankment, splashing them with frozen slush.’
    • ‘The wily battery commander had hammered his guns into the frozen Vistula River.’
    • ‘It's going to be unreasonable like frozen hot chocolate on a snowy day.’
    • ‘He then froze the sample and took pictures of the frozen water crystals.’
    • ‘This pond will remain frozen pond for months.’
    • ‘Following the weekend cold snap, local heating and plumbing companies reported being swamped with calls about broken furnaces and frozen water pipes.’
    • ‘I treated her to a slushy blue frozen drink.’
    ice-cold, ice-covered, icy, ice-bound, frosted
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    1. 1.1 Covered or rigid with ice.
      ‘frozen wastes’
      • ‘I'm on a frozen piece of sidewalk, a frozen puddle outside my grandmother's house in Toronto's east end.’
      • ‘The plane, tipped over on its back, was in a remarkable state of preservation courtesy of the frozen environment.’
      • ‘Groundwater heads would be relatively low because of the low available recharge, from low precipitation and partially frozen ground.’
      • ‘The discovery marked the culmination of a five-year, 400-mile fossil hunt across the Arctic's frozen tundra.’
      • ‘Contrary to what many people believe, there is no "land" under the Arctic ice cap, it consists entirely of frozen water, ice, "floating" on liquid water.’
      • ‘The frozen tundra of Antarctica may soon be further out of reach.’
      • ‘And I realised that the light which I'd thought was colourless was the most amazing pale blue – the colour of a billion tons of frozen ocean.’
      • ‘The frozen layer turned out to be about 2 feet thick.’
      • ‘Last weekend's friendly at home to Oldham had to be called off after an 11 am inspection because of a frozen pitch.’
      • ‘The most memorable scene is where the gang chase Atanarjuat for kilometres through a frozen world.’
      • ‘The gruesome discovery, in frozen ground near to a walkway off Walkden Road, was made by a dog walker early on Sunday morning.’
      • ‘Fresh from the Siberian tundra, an 18,000-year-old frozen woolly mammoth is on display at the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan.’
      • ‘The Albion Sports versus St Margaret's game was postponed due to a frozen pitch and has been rescheduled for Sunday.’
      • ‘Scratching a living out of the frozen north, while living in a house made out of snow - that's pretty damn impressive.’
      • ‘Try winter in Matanuska Valley, Alaska, where frozen lake golf rules.’
      • ‘In the frozen Arctic, far to the north, oil was discovered.’
      • ‘Nigel Collinson writes from Sutton-on-the-Forest wanting to know if the eggs and grubs of vine weevils will survive in the frozen compost of containers.’
      • ‘Frozen juice thingies are my friend.’
      • ‘They hoped to regulate the flow of water between the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, and thereby warm the frozen Russian north.’
      • ‘The carriage passed through a dark forest with tall, frozen, sinister trees that seemed to glower and claw downward at them.’
      • ‘To assess the extent of the damage, you'll need to look beyond frozen or wilting leaves to determine whether the growing point was killed.’
      bitterly cold, wintry, frosty, icy, glacial, frigid, arctic, sub-zero, siberian, polar, raw, extreme
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    2. 1.2 (of food) stored at a very low temperature in order to preserve it.
      ‘frozen fish’
      • ‘He handed me a large bag of frozen bluegill that he caught recently.’
      • ‘U.S. exporters behave competitively and do not apply any market power in their sales of chilled beef (chuck, loin, and ribs) and frozen chuck and loin in our sample.’
      • ‘Strange aisle layout, food in odd places, sausagemeat in the frozen foods.’
      • ‘Julia tells the audience it's perfectly fine to use frozen spinach and frozen pastry dough.’
      • ‘Oh, and that elusive frozen pea in the empty pack?’
      • ‘Cameroon, Togo, Senegal and South Africa are among the other nations receiving imported frozen chickens and chicken parts.’
      • ‘You can also open the overhead lockers without being hit by six truck-sized suitcases and a frozen salmon.’
      • ‘We now buy in bulk from producers in Kent rather than from frozen food outlets. "’
      • ‘The decision to expand the frozen food site was taken by bosses in a bid to cope with the company's 45 per cent growth over the past three years.’
      • ‘Remember that frozen veg are just as nutritious as fresh.’
      • ‘To check the freezer temperature, place a thermometer between frozen food packages.’
      • ‘We dovetail with that in joining up our frozen dessert products with their much wider range of Atkins offerings.’
      • ‘For now, substitute some dried or frozen parsley.’
      • ‘The first cargo of frozen beef from Australia arrived in London in 1880, and after that became a regular import.’
      • ‘It's the utter lack of anything to do, the fact that their idea of nightlife entails a trip to the supermarket - mmm, frozen meat!’
      • ‘A lady was picking through the frozen chickens at the supermarket, but couldn't find one big enough for her family.’
      • ‘One is an import-export distribution and processing division for frozen seafood and some meat products.’
      • ‘Austrian-born Wolfgang Puck has whipped up a $300 million empire ranging from the upscale Spago Hollywood to a line of frozen pizzas.’
      • ‘Blue, therefore, is most appropriate for frozen products since it gives the impression of ice.’
      chilled, iced, preserved
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    3. 1.3 (used hyperbolically) very cold.
      ‘the wind whistled in my hair, and I was absolutely frozen’
      • ‘This was not only a failed exercise in damage limitation on the park, but climatic survival for a frozen audience on arguably the coldest day of the season.’
      freezing, very cold, chilled, chilled to the bone, chilled to the core, chilled to the marrow, numb with cold, numb, numbed, frozen stiff
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