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flash-freeze

(flăsh′frēz′)
tr.v. flash-froze (-frōz′), flash-fro·zen (-frō′zən), flash-freez·ing, flash-freez·es
1. To freeze (produce, meat, or fish) immediately after harvesting, butchering, or catching.
2. To freeze (a biological specimen, for example) instantaneously by exposure to an environment of very low temperature.

quick′-freeze′



v.t. -froze, -fro•zen, -freez•ing.
to freeze (food) rapidly so that it can be stored at freezing temperatures.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flash-freeze - freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors; "quick-freeze the shrimp"
freeze - cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
Translations

flash-freeze

[flæʃˈfriːz] VTsometer a un proceso de congelación muy rápido
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At sea 200 miles southwest of Iceland last summer, the crew of a super-trawler big enough to contain a dozen Boeing 747 jumbo jets unloaded a staggering 50 tons of oceanic redfish into flash-freezers down below, as the Icelandic ship's captain began maneuvering against nearby Russian and Japanese vessels for the next set.