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freezing

adjective freez·ing \ ˈfrē-ziŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of freezing

1 :very cold
  • "Put on your jacket. It's freezing outside!"
  • Addy rushed home through the darkening streets as if she were pushed along by the wind. She was freezing!
  • —Connie Porter
2 :being at or below the temperature at which water freezes
  • a forecast for freezing temperatures overnight

freezing

adverb
    • The weather was freezing cold. [=very cold]

freezingly

adverb
    • freezingly cold temperatures
    • Mrs. Reed's hands still lay on her work inactive: her eye of ice continued to dwell freezingly on mine.
    • —Charlotte Brontë

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First Known Use of freezing

1616


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freezing

noun

Definition of freezing

:the temperature at which water freezes
  • temperatures dipping below freezing

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First Known Use of freezing

1777




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