freezing point


Definition of freezing point

: the temperature at which a liquid solidifies

Examples of freezing point in a Sentence

The freezing point of water is 0 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
Recent Examples on the Web Most quart recipes can accommodate two ounces of liquor before the freezing point drops noticeably. Matt Allyn, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021 On his original scale, however, 100 degrees was the freezing point. Phil Jaekl, Time, 1 June 2021 In the daylight hours, with the mercury hovering around or just above the freezing point (that’s real cold for Texans), Houston looks like one giant waiting game. Globe Staff,, 18 Feb. 2021 More snow is likely to come Thursday as highs will struggle to reach the freezing point. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 31 Mar. 2021 The previous day, the high was 98 degrees — some 66 degrees above the freezing point of 32 degrees. Naomi Lim, Washington Examiner, 22 Mar. 2021 Sugar lowers the freezing point of the ice cream base, which keeps the ice cream soft and scoopable, but too much can prevent the base from properly freezing. Katy Severson,, 19 Mar. 2021 Humans deal with them in various ways, but the most common is to apply salt, which lowers the freezing point of water. Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2021 Most cities have observed temperatures closer to the freezing point, which is 32 degrees Fahrenheit, with a high of 38 in Brownsville on Thursday. Jake Dima, Washington Examiner, 18 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of freezing point

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freezing point was in 1747

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20 Oct 2021

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“Freezing point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of freezing point

: the temperature at which a liquid freezes

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Kids Definition of freezing point

: the temperature at which a liquid becomes solid

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Medical Definition of freezing point

: the temperature at which a liquid solidifies specifically : the temperature at which the liquid and solid states of the substance are in equilibrium at atmospheric pressure : melting point the freezing point of water is 0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit

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