Definition of frozen adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfrəʊzn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfroʊzn//
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  1. 1  [usually before noun] (of food) kept at a very low temperature in order to preserve it frozen peas
  2. 2  [not usually before noun] (of people or parts of the body) extremely cold I'm absolutely frozen! You look frozen stiff.
  3. 3  (of rivers, lakes, etc.) with a layer of ice on the surface
  4. 4  (especially of ground) so cold that it has become very hard The ground was frozen solid.
  5. 5  frozen with/in something unable to move because of a strong emotion such as fear or horror She stared at him, frozen with shock. See related entries: Fear
  6. see also freeze
    Extra examples He fumbled in his pocket with frozen fingers. His white face was frozen in fear. I stood frozen to the spot, unable to speak. My hands are frozen. She stared at him, frozen with horror. The surface of the lake is permanently frozen. You look frozen stiff.
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