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Meaning of FREEZING

Pronunciation:  'freezing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
  2. [adj]  extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "let's get inside; I'm freezing"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"

FREEZING is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: arctic, cold, freeze, frigid, gelid, glacial, icy, polar
 See Also: chilling, cooling, freeze-drying, frost, icing, lyophilisation, lyophilization, phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change, temperature reduction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Freez"ing\, a.
Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in
manner. -- {Frrez"ing*ly}, adv.

{Freezing machine}. See {Ice machine}, under {Ice}.

{Freezing mixture}, a mixture (of salt and snow or of
   chemical salts) for producing intense cold.

{Freezing point}, that degree of a thermometer at which a
   fluid begins to freeze; -- applied particularly to water,
   whose freezing point is at 32[deg] Fahr., and at 0[deg]

Thesaurus Terms
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