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freezingnoun [U]

 /ˈfri·zɪŋ/
chemistry the change or process of changing from a liquid to a solid substance

freezingadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈfri·zɪŋ/
cold enough for liquids to turn to ice: We can expect freezing temperatures all week.
fig. Freezing also means very cold: It’s freezing in here – turn off the air conditioner!
(Definition of freezing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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freezingadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/
B1 extremely cold: It's freezing in here - can I close the window? They survived for four hours in the freezing water. After walking through the snow, my feet were freezing. I had to wait for hours on the freezing cold station platform.

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freezingadjective

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/
turning to ice: Freezing fog and icy patches are expected to cause problems for motorists tonight.

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freezingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/  us   /ˈfriː.zɪŋ/ (also freezing point)
(Definition of freezing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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