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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freeze, freezingnoun

    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

Wiktionary

  1. freezingnoun

    The change in state of a substance from liquid to solid by cooling to a critically low temperature.

  2. freezingnoun

    The action of numbing with anesthetics.

  3. freezingadjective

    Suffering or causing frost

  4. freezingadjective

    Very cold

Webster Dictionary

  1. Freezing

    of Freeze

  2. Freezingadjective

    tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner

Freebase

  1. Freezing

    Freezing or solidification is a phase transition in which a liquid turns into a solid when its temperature is lowered below its freezing point. All known liquids, except liquid helium, freeze when the temperature is lowered enough. Liquid helium remains liquid at atmospheric pressure even at absolute zero, and can be solidified only under pressure. For most substances, the melting and freezing points are the same temperature; however, certain substances possess differing solid–liquid transition temperatures. For example, agar displays a hysteresis in its melting and freezing temperatures. It melts at 85 °C and solidifies from 31 °C to 40 °C.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Freezing

    Liquids transforming into solids by the removal of heat.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'freezing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4256

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of freezing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of freezing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of freezing in a Sentence

  1. Carolyn Thomson:

    It's freezing. I'm tired. It's April, it should be over by now. I'm worried about getting my son to school on time. I'm late for work.

  2. Adam Waldeck:

    The push for CRT and action civics is well-funded, organized and chock-full of word games meant to hide the truth from parents and taxpayers — and the fact that its proponents can even get a foot in the door in a state like South Dakota shows how much work there is to do, gov. Noem’s freezing of her state’s standards review process was exactly the right move and shows her commitment to getting this right.

  3. Lisa Graybill:

    Dozens have died and hundreds of others live in squalid conditions with standing sewage in freezing temperatures as a result of ... Mississippis neglect. Mississippis prisons are overcrowded, understaffed, and arent safe for anyone.

  4. Andy Chung:

    People worry about not just the yuan but the overall economy in China. We see a lot of internet companies freezing hiring, and they are actually laying off people already because of the trade war.

  5. Liz Cooper:

    I went through two cycles of egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation— and my insurance only covered $5,000 of it, i also had to get over the fear of giving myself shots for it.

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