quick-freeze
transitive verb (quick-froze; quick-frozen; -freezing) Date: 1930 to freeze (food) for preservation so rapidly that ice crystals formed are too small to rupture the cells and the natural juices and flavor are preserved

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  • Quick Freeze — („Schockfrosten“) ist ein Verfahren, mit dem Telekommunikations Verkehrsdaten für Zwecke der Strafverfolgung vorübergehend gesichert werden können. Dieses Verfahren wird in den USA und anderen Staaten praktiziert, eine umgehende Sicherung von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • quick-freeze — quick ,freeze (past tense quick ,froze; past participle quick ,frozen) verb transitive to freeze food very quickly before it stops being fresh …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • quick-freeze — ☆ quick freeze [kwik′frēz′ ] vt. quick froze, quick frozen, quick freezing to subject (raw or freshly cooked food) to sudden freezing so that the flavor and natural juices are retained and the food can be stored at low temperatures for a long… …   English World dictionary

  • quick-freeze — quick′ freeze′ v. t. froze, fro•zen, freez•ing coo to freeze (food) rapidly so that it can be stored at freezing temperatures • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • quick-freeze — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms quick freeze : present tense I/you/we/they quick freeze he/she/it quick freezes present participle quick freezing past tense quick froze past participle quick frozen to freeze food very quickly before it stops …   English dictionary

  • quick-freeze — verb freeze rapidly so as to preserve the natural juices and flavors quick freeze the shrimp • Syn: ↑flash freeze • Hypernyms: ↑freeze • Verb Frames: Somebody s something The chefs quick fre …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick-freeze — /kwik freez /, v.t., quick froze, quick frozen, quick freezing. to freeze (cooked or uncooked food) rapidly, permitting it to be stored almost indefinitely at freezing temperatures. Also called flash freeze, sharp freeze. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • quick-freeze — /kwɪk ˈfriz/ (say kwik freez) verb (t) (quick froze, quick frozen, quick freezing) to subject (cooked or uncooked food) to rapid refrigeration, permitting it to be stored almost indefinitely at freezing temperatures. –quick frozen /ˈkwɪk froʊzən/ …   Australian English dictionary

  • quick-freeze — 1. noun A chamber or device in which the temperature may be rapidly lowered to below to freezing point. 2. verb a) To rapidly reduce the temperature of something to below the freezing point, thereby preser …   Wiktionary

  • Quick-Freeze-Verfahren — Quick Freeze („Schockfrosten“) ist ein Verfahren, mit dem Telekommunikations Verkehrsdaten für Zwecke der Strafverfolgung vorübergehend gesichert werden können. Dieses Verfahren wird in den USA und anderen Staaten praktiziert, in Deutschland mit… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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