deep freeze

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deep freeze • n. (also deep freez·er) a refrigerated cabinet or room in which food can be quickly frozen and kept for long periods at a low temperature. ∎ fig. a place or situation in which progress or activity is suspended: traditions revived after years in the deep freeze.• v. (deep-freeze) [tr.] [often as adj.] (deep-frozen) store (something) in a deep freeze.