subfreezing

adjective

sub·​freez·​ing ˈsəb-ˈfrē-ziŋ How to pronounce subfreezing (audio)
: being or marked by temperature below the freezing point (as of water)
subfreezing weather

Examples of subfreezing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But even in that mode, the rover must balance battery conservation against subfreezing temperatures. Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, 13 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subfreezing was in 1885

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“Subfreezing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subfreezing. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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subfreezing

adjective
sub·​freez·​ing ˈsəb-ˈfrē-ziŋ How to pronounce subfreezing (audio)
: being or marked by temperature below the freezing point (as of water)
subfreezing weather

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