Definition of Freezing

1. Noun. The withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid.

Definition of Freezing

1. a. Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.

Definition of Freezing

1. Adjective. (literally) Suffering or causing frost ¹

2. Adjective. (by extension chiefly hyperbole) Very cold ¹

3. Noun. (uncountable physics chemistry) The change in state of a substance from liquid to solid by cooling to a critically low temperature. ¹

4. Noun. (countable medicine) The action of numbing with anesthetics. ¹

5. Verb. (present participle of freeze) ¹

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Definition of Freezing

1. freeze [v] - See also: freeze

Medical Definition of Freezing

1. Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner. Freezing machine. See Ice machine, under Ice. Freezing mixture, a mixture (of salt and snow or of chemical salts) for producing intense cold. Freezing point, that degree of a thermometer at which a fluid begins to freeze; applied particularly to water, whose freezing point is at 32 deg Fahr, and at 0 deg Centigrade. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Freezing

freezer burn
freezer burns
freezing (current term)
freezing cold
freezing level
freezing levels
freezing mixture
freezing point
freezing points
freezing rain

Literary usage of Freezing

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Unfortunately we neither understand how plants are killed by freezing nor how some plants acclimate. The answers to these two basic questions are needed to ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"The subject of this paper is the best means of determining freezing points in dilute ... If the convergence temperature be above the freezing temperature, ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"One of the simplest and most easily applied of these methods is the determination of the freezing point of the solution. Determination of Osmotic Pressure ..."

4. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"On the other hand, the method of freezing point determinations is of great value, although not so sensitive as direct measurements. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Thus the freezing point and the melting point, or point of fusion, ... The freezing point of mercury is 39° below zero, of sulphuric ether 46° below zero, ..."

6. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1896)
"A simple freezing device. WINTHROP JOHN VAN LEUVIN OSTERHOUT. The apparatus consists of a freezing chamber upon which the object is frozen, and two pails ..."

7. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1878)
"The opening in the section plate should bo sufficiently large to allow of the free play of the freezing chamber (6) through it without affording any point ..."

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