freezing point

noun

: 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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of freezing point was in 1747

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“Freezing point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freezing%20point. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

freezing point

noun
: the temperature at which a liquid becomes solid

Medical Definition

freezing point

noun
: 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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