frozen

Frozen liquids are so cold that they've become ice. Frozen orange juice makes a delicious homemade popsicle.

If your car's door handle is frozen, it's impossible to open, and if your driveway's surface is frozen, it's a sheet of ice. If your TV dinner is still frozen after you cook it, your microwave may not be working properly. When people are frozen, they're often exaggerating how cold they are — or they may be struck as still as a statue, frozen in place. Frozen comes from freeze, with its Old English root freosan, "turn to ice."

Primary Meanings of frozen

1.
adj
turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
2.
adj
absolutely still
3.
adj
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
4.
adj
not convertible to cash
Full Definitions of frozen
1

adj turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold

“the frozen North”
frozen pipes”
“children skating on a frozen brook”
Synonyms:
frostbitten
injured by freezing or partial freezing
frost-bound
(of the ground) made hard by frost
glaciated
covered with ice (as by a glacier) or affected by glacial action
icebound
locked in by ice
ice-clogged
obstructed by ice
icy
covered with or containing or consisting of ice
sleety
consisting of or of the nature of frozen or partially frozen rain
unthawed
still frozen
cold
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
Antonyms:
unfrozen
not frozen
ice-free
free of ice and open to travel
liquescent, melting
becoming liquid
slushy
being or resembling melting snow
thawed
no longer frozen
liquid, liquified, melted
changed from a solid to a liquid state
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adj (used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value

frozen foods”
Synonyms:
flash-frozen, quick-frozen
preserved
prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use

adj not thawed

Synonyms:
unmelted
not melted
2

adj absolutely still

frozen with horror”
Synonyms:
rooted, stock-still
nonmoving, unmoving
not in motion

adj incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices"

Synonyms:
fixed
unchangeable
not changeable or subject to change
3

adj devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

“a frozen look on their faces”
Synonyms:
frigid, frosty, glacial, icy, wintry
cold
extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion
4

adj not convertible to cash

frozen assets”
Synonyms:
nondisposable
(of assets) unavailable for use

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