Etymology
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frozen (adj.)

mid-14c., "congealed by cold; turned to or covered with ice," past-participle adjective from freeze (v.). Figurative use is from 1570s. Of assets, bank accounts, etc., from 1922.

updated on January 13, 2015

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Definitions of frozen from WordNet

frozen (adj.)
absolutely still;
frozen with horror
Synonyms: rooted / stock-still
frozen (adj.)
turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold;
children skating on a frozen brook
the frozen North
frozen pipes
frozen (adj.)
devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain;
a frozen look on their faces
Synonyms: frigid / frosty / glacial / icy / wintry
frozen (adj.)
not thawed;
frozen (adj.)
(used of foods) preserved by freezing sufficiently rapidly to retain flavor and nutritional value;
frozen foods
Synonyms: flash-frozen / quick-frozen
frozen (adj.)
not convertible to cash;
frozen assets
frozen (adj.)
incapable of being changed or moved or undone; e.g. "frozen prices";
Synonyms: fixed
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.