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deep freeze

A condition of being held in temporary suspension or inactivity.
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deep′ freeze′

[1940–45, Amer.]



v.t. -freezed -froze, -freezed -fro•zen, -freez•ing.
1. to quick-freeze (food).
2. to store in a frozen state.
[1945–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deep freeze - temporary inactivity or suspension; "the legislation has now been revived after ten years in the deep freeze"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
Verb1.deep freeze - store in a deep-freeze, as for conservation; "deep-freeze the food"
freeze - cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
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