freezing

Definitions:

  • The act of hardening, congealing, or solidifying with cold; freezing or chilling treatment.
  • Such as to freeze; specifically, at or below the temperature of 32° F. (0° C.), which is called the freezing-point, because water freezes at that temperature; in general, very cold: as, <em>freezing</em> weather.
  • Figuratively, haughty; stern; chilling: as, <em>freezing</em> politeness.
  • Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.
  • See Ice machine, under <er>Ice</er>.
  • a mixture (of salt and snow or of chemical salts) for producing intense cold.
  • that degree of a thermometer at which a fluid begins to freeze; -- applied particularly to water, whose <ex>freezing point</ex> is at 32° Fahr., and at 0° Centigrade.
  • Suffering or causing <xref>frost</xref>
  • Very <xref>cold</xref>
  • The change in <xref>state</xref> of a substance from <xref>liquid</xref> to <xref>solid</xref> by <xref>cooling</xref> to a critically low temperature.
  • The action of <xref>numbing</xref> with <xref>anesthetics</xref>.
  • Present participle of <xref>freeze</xref>.
  • the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
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