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freeze

(frēz)
1. In health care economics, to limit expenditures to current levels.
2. In health care economics, to block increases in reimbursement.
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For comparison purposes, human blood freezes between -2 degrees Celsius and -3 degrees Celsius, while rubber freezes below -72 degrees Celsius (-98 degrees Fahrenheit).
It looks common enough, but one glance at it, and instantly your blood freezes. You recoil, unsure whether to shove the letter back in the mailbox, douse the post with kerosene and set it aflame, or to take the letter to your kitchen, retrieve a letter opener and slit your wrist with it.