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transitive verb flash-froze , flash-fro·zen , flash-freez·ing, flash-freez·es
- To freeze (produce, meat, or fish) immediately after harvesting, butchering, or catching.
- To freeze (a biological specimen, for example) instantaneously by exposure to an environment of very low temperature.