sub·​freez·​ing | \ ˈsəb-ˈfrē-ziŋ How to pronounce subfreezing (audio) \

Definition of subfreezing

: being or marked by temperature below the freezing point (as of water) subfreezing weather

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Recent Examples on the Web But even in that mode, the rover must balance battery conservation against subfreezing temperatures. Niraj Chokshi, New York Times, "Huge Dust Storm on Mars Threatens NASA’s Opportunity Rover," 13 June 2018

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1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Subfreezing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of subfreezing

chiefly US : colder than the temperature at which water freezes : colder than 32°F or 0°C

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