Freezing - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfriːzɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word freezing
Brit.  |ˈfriːzɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word freezing
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to freeze


- the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid (syn: freeze)


It's freezing in this house. Can't I turn on the heating?

We were freezing cold in the tent last night.

...put on your warmest clothes—it's freezing outside...

Many fishermen keep their holes from freezing over with liberal injections of antifreeze.

...I always pity the people who have to work in this freezing weather....

...wanted to escape winter and visit some tropical location where freezing to death would not be a possibility...

Temperatures will continue to hover around freezing.

...a glacial weather front coming down from Canada will bring freezing temperatures this weekend...

...put your overcoat on—it's freezing out there!...

...there will be freezing rain tonight, so we can expect to find a thick layer of ice overlying the car windshield in the morning...

The temperature dropped to the freezing point last night.

Freezing isn't a bad way of preserving food.

In winter, temperatures dip to 40 degrees below freezing.

It was raining and freezing cold outside.

Tonight, temperatures should be just above freezing.

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