fro|zen

fro|zen
fro|zen «FROH zuhn», adjective, verb.
–adj.
1. hardened with cold; turned into ice; subjected or exposed to extreme cold: »

a river frozen over, frozen sherbet, frozen carbon dioxide. The hare limped trembling through the frozen grass (Keats).

2. very cold: »

My hands are frozen; I need some gloves. Antarctica is a frozen continent.

3. preserved by being subjected to low temperatures: »

frozen foods.

4. killed or injured by frost: »

frozen flowers.

5. covered or clogged with ice: »

frozen water pipes.

6. Figurative. cold and unfeeling: »

a frozen heart, a frozen stare, a frozen smile.

7. too frightened or stiff to move: »

frozen to the spot in horror.

8. made temporarily impossible to sell or exchange; made impossible to liquidate, as by business conditions: »

frozen assets, frozen loans.

9. (of a price, rent, wage, or other financial matter) fixed at a particular amount or level; unchanged: »

These dwellings…suffered inevitably during the war and, subsequently, when frozen rents and rising costs progressively reduced owners' resources for repairs (London Times).

10. U.S., Figurative. hard; solid: »

frozen facts, the frozen truth.

a)
the past participle of freeze: »

The water has frozen to ice.

fro´zen|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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