frozen: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (frō'zun), [key]
— v.
  1. pp. of
  1. congealed by cold; turned into ice.
  2. covered with ice, as a stream.
  3. frigid; very cold.
  4. injured or killed by frost or cold.
  5. obstructed by ice, as pipes.
  6. chilly or cold in manner; unfeeling: a frozen stare.
  7. rigid; immobilized: The child was frozen with fear.
  8. quick-frozen: frozen foods.
  9. (of food) chilled or refrigerated.
  10. (esp. of a drink) mixed with ice and frappéed in an electric blender.
  11. in a form that is not readily convertible into cash; not liquid: frozen assets.
  12. not permitted to be changed or incapable of being altered; fixed: frozen rents; frozen salaries.
  13. (of the discard pile) unable to be picked up by a player unless the player's hand contains a natural pair to match the top card of the pile. Cf. freeze (def. 26).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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