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FROZEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frozen mean? 

FROZEN (adjective)
  The adjective FROZEN has 7 senses:

1. turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
2. absolutely still
3. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
4. not thawed
5. (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value
6. not convertible to cash
7. incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.

  Familiarity information: FROZEN used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


FROZEN (adjective)


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Meaning:

Turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold

Context examples:

the frozen North / frozen pipes / children skating on a frozen brook

Similar:

unthawed (still frozen)

sleety (consisting of or of the nature of frozen or partially frozen rain)

icy (covered with or containing or consisting of ice)

ice-clogged (obstructed by ice)

icebound (locked in by ice)

glaciated (covered with ice (as by a glacier) or affected by glacial action)

frost-bound ((of the ground) made hard by frost)

frostbitten (injured by freezing or partial freezing)

Also:

cold (used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration)

unmelted (not melted)

Antonym:

unfrozen (not frozen)


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Meaning:

Absolutely still

Synonyms:

rooted; stock-still; frozen

Context examples:

frozen with horror / they stood rooted in astonishment

Similar:

nonmoving; unmoving (not in motion)


Sense 3frozen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

Synonyms:

icy; frosty; glacial; wintry; frozen; frigid

Context examples:

a frigid greeting / got a frosty reception / a frozen look on their faces / a glacial handshake / icy stare / wintry smile

Similar:

cold (extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion)


Sense 4frozen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not thawed

Similar:

unmelted (not melted)


Sense 5frozen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value

Synonyms:

flash-frozen; quick-frozen; frozen

Context example:

frozen foods

Similar:

preserved (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)


Sense 6frozen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not convertible to cash

Context example:

frozen assets

Similar:

nondisposable ((of assets) unavailable for use)


Sense 7frozen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g.

Synonyms:

fixed; frozen

Context examples:

frozen prices / living on fixed incomes

Similar:

unchangeable (not changeable or subject to change)


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