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  • adj. Suffering or causing frost
  • adj. Very cold
  • n. The change in state of a substance from liquid to solid by cooling to a critically low temperature.
  • n. The action of numbing with anesthetics.
  • v. Present participle of freeze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to freeze; for freezing; hence, cold or distant in manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Such as to freeze; specifically, at or below the temperature of 32° F. (0° C.), which is called the freezing-point, because water freezes at that temperature; in general, very cold: as, freezing weather.
  • Figuratively, haughty; stern; chilling: as, freezing politeness.
  • n. The act of hardening, congealing, or solidifying with cold; freezing or chilling treatment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

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