Meaning of “frozen” in the English Dictionary

"frozen" in British English

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frozenverb

uk /ˈfrəʊ.zən/ us /ˈfroʊ.zən/

frozenadjective

uk /ˈfrəʊ.zən/ us /ˈfroʊ.zən/

B1 (of water) turned into ice, or (of food) preserved by freezing:

They skated over the frozen lake.
We don't have any fresh vegetables, only frozen peas.

B1 If a person, or a part of their body is frozen, they are very cold:

I'm frozen - could you close the window?
After walking through the snow, my feet were frozen stiff.

More examples

  • It's usually cheaper to buy frozen meat.
  • She pulled a ready-made frozen meal from the freezer.
  • Frozen vegetables can be cooked quickly and don't generally need any preparation.
  • Leave that frozen chicken to thaw in the fridge, would you?
  • There was a frost last night. Look - the puddles in the street are frozen.

(Definition of “frozen” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"frozen" in American English

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frozen

us /ˈfroʊ·zən/

past participle of freeze

(Definition of “frozen” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"frozen" in Business English

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frozenadjective

uk /ˈfrəʊzən/ us

when food is frozen, it is stored at a very low temperature in order to keep it fresh:

He started a business that supplied frozen food to caterers.

FINANCE when a bank account, etc. is frozen, it is not able to be used because of a government or court order:

Court bailiffs have ordered that the company's bank accounts be frozen while the fraud charge is investigated.

(Definition of “frozen” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)