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freeze

1. Meteorol a spell of temperatures below freezing point, usually over a wide area
2. the fixing of incomes, prices, etc., by legislation

freeze

[frēz]
(engineering)
To permit drilling tools, casing, drivepipe, or drill rods to become lodged in a borehole by reason of caving walls or impaction of sand, mud, or drill cuttings, to the extent that they cannot be pulled out. Also known as bind-seize.
To burn in a bit. Also known as burn-in.
The premature setting of cement, especially when cement slurry hardens before it can be ejected fully from pumps or drill rods during a borehole cementation operation.
The act or process of drilling a borehole by utilizing a drill fluid chilled to minus 30-40°F, (minus 34-40°C) as a means of consolidating, by freezing, the borehole wall materials or core as the drill penetrates a water-saturated formation, such as sand or gravel.
(physical chemistry)
To solidify a liquid by removal of heat.

freeze

Terms used in referring to arrivals that have been assigned ACLTs (actual calculated landing time) and to the lists in which they are displayed. See also actual calculated landing time.

freeze

To lock an evolving software distribution or document against changes so it can be released with some hope of stability. Carries the strong implication that the item in question will "unfreeze" at some future date.

There are more specific constructions on this term. A "feature freeze", for example, locks out modifications intended to introduce new features but still allows bugfixes and completion of existing features; a "code freeze" connotes no more changes at all. At Sun Microsystems and elsewhere, one may also hear references to "code slush" - that is, an almost-but-not-quite frozen state.
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Contract notice: Collection, transport and delivery of frozen blood samples infectious, patients with hiv / hepatitis, temperature-controlled ice under the national territory - common 11.
Moreover, no one can be certain of the viability of frozen blood cells.
After characterizing the strain's DNA, they checked for its presence in 700 frozen blood samples taken from HIV-1-positive Cameroonians between 1988 and 1997.
Luckily, the hospital still had her mother and late sister's frozen blood in store.
Haemonetics Corporation's ACP 215 system has received FDA clearance for additional blood freezing protocols that make it easier for civilian blood collectors to implement and expand emergency frozen blood reserves for routine and emergency use, the Company announced today.
BULLETIN BOARD: CBPO) ("CBP," or "the Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that the Company received approval from the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA") (1) to start the production of Cryoprecipitate, or "cryo," a frozen blood product prepared from plasma and (2) to commence clinical trial of its new product -- Human Prothrombin Complex.
Now they are praying the second best treatment available will save him, the frozen blood from a little American girl which is being flown in from New York.
The result was that a work of art, a human head made of frozen blood, melted.
The researchers had access to 15-year-old frozen blood samples for each man.
The award supports development of additional red cell freezing protocols for Haemonetics' ACP(TM) 215 system for use in military and civilian frozen blood reserve programs.
It was one of the first blood centers in the country to implement new capabilities and services such as frozen blood storage, a national clearinghouse system for exchanging blood, community branches and bloodmobile collection.
His best chances lie with a bone marrow transplant, but when a UK-wide search failed to find a match, the next best treatment available to save him is the frozen blood from a little American girl flown in from New York.