cold storage

noun
1.
the storage of food, furs, etc., in an artificially cooled place.
2.
a condition of suspension of action or activity; abeyance.

Origin:
1890–95

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cold storage
 
n
1.  the storage of things in an artificially cooled place for preservation
2.  informal a state of temporary suspension: to put an idea into cold storage

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cold storage

see in cold storage.

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The only business is fishing, but there is no cold storage or cannery.
The team also developed a way to stabilize the vaccine within the cartridges, eliminating the need for cold storage.
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