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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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1989) concluded that bulls donating larger volume of neat semen with higher mass activity are supposed to produce freezable semen.
Kongs makes small, freezable hand pies (a DIY version of Hot Pockets) for a snack or light meal.
And Kirschenbaum suggests that retailers could place pallet or shipper displays in the produce section during seasons when highly perishable or freezable produce is at attractive price points.
4 Freeze essential items Eat what you need now from your freezer to clear space for freezable Christmas essentials.
Shopping online can cut the chances of last-minute panic buys; freeze essential items: Eat what you need now from your freezer to clear space for freezable Christmas essentials.
Canadian beverages producer Cott Corp (TSE:BCB) said it had inked a deal to buy UK soft drink and freezable specialist Cooke Bros Holdings Ltd for an undisclosed price.
Dart Container Corp's StayLock clear-hinged lid container line and the PresentaBowls clear bowl line are now available in freezable, crack-resistant PETE.
The [mu] Tough-6010 is waterproof, shockproof and freezable to -10[degrees]C This decent compact digital camera removes any worry of a technical failure just when things are getting interesting
The number of bulls, for individual species and breeds, reserved for breeding and those produced freezable semen during the period of 1991 to 2005 have been summarized in Table 1.