Past participle of freeze.
1. Made into, covered with, or surrounded by ice.
2. Very cold: the frozen North.
3. Preserved by freezing: frozen meat.
a. Rendered immobile: frozen in their tracks with fear.
b. Immobile, as from pain or inflammation. Used of a joint: a frozen shoulder.
5. Expressive of cold unfriendliness or disdain: a frozen look on their faces.
a. Kept at a fixed level: frozen rents.
b. Impossible to withdraw, sell, or liquidate: frozen assets.
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