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frozen

[froh-zuh n] /ˈfroʊ zən/
verb
1.
past participle of freeze.
adjective
2.
congealed by cold; turned into ice.
3.
covered with ice, as a stream.
4.
frigid; very cold.
5.
injured or killed by frost or cold.
6.
obstructed by ice, as pipes.
7.
chilly or cold in manner; unfeeling:
a frozen stare.
8.
rigid; immobilized:
The child was frozen with fear.
9.
quick-frozen:
frozen foods.
10.
(of food) chilled or refrigerated.
11.
(especially of a drink) mixed with ice and frappéed in an electric blender.
12.
in a form that is not readily convertible into cash; not liquid:
frozen assets.
13.
not permitted to be changed or incapable of being altered; fixed:
frozen rents; frozen salaries.
14.
Canasta. (of the discard pile) unable to be picked up by a player unless the player's hand contains a natural pair to match the top card of the pile.
Compare freeze (def 29a)
Related forms
frozenly, adverb
frozenness, noun
prefrozen, adjective
unfrozen, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for frozenness

frozen

/ˈfrəʊzən/
verb
1.
the past participle of freeze
adjective
2.
turned into or covered with ice
3.
obstructed or blocked by ice
4.
killed, injured, or stiffened by extreme cold
5.
(of a region or climate) icy or snowy
6.
(of food) preserved by a freezing process
7.
  1. (of prices, wages, etc) arbitrarily pegged at a certain level
  2. (of business assets) not convertible into cash, as by government direction or business conditions
8.
frigid, unfeeling, or disdainful in manner
9.
motionless or unyielding: he was frozen with horror
Derived Forms
frozenly, adverb
frozenness, noun
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Word Origin and History for frozenness

frozen

adj.

mid-14c., past participle adjective from freeze (v.). Figurative use is from 1570s. Of assets, bank accounts, etc., from 1922.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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