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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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Working with frozen blood samples similar to those found in a blood bank, Staerk found that it was possible to convert the blood cells by inserting a "cassette" of the reprogramming factors end to end, rather than inserting each of the factors separately.
The researchers used frozen blood samples retained from syphilis-and HIV-screening campaigns in 1987 and 1998, respectively.
It was a bust of the artist's own head, made from nine pints of his own frozen blood (I hope he didn't take it all on the same day), and it cost Mr Saatchi pounds 13,000.
The agency also is creating what it calls a "strategic" supply of 100,000 units of frozen blood that will be readily available for the next disaster.
Tests so far suggest the transplant, which was carried out at Sheffield Children's Hospital in July after the frozen blood was flown over, has been a success.
Idant Laboratories, Daxor's subsidiary, started the first personal frozen blood storage programs and one of the first frozen semen storage centers.
Blood components of the heating system (equipment for physiological thawing of frozen blood components).
The frozen blood cord was flown to Tyneside just before last Christmas and transplanted to George along with new immune cells, fed into his system via a blood transfusion.
Mr Quinn is famous for using nine pints of his own frozen blood to create a piece of art which reportedly made a mess when builders unplugged it.
An announcement by the blood industry last month that it would voluntarily withdraw frozen blood products at risk for West Nile Virus contamination from the market received support from the Food and Drug Administration.
86930: Frozen blood, each unit; freezing (includes preparation)