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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freezing  \Freez"ing\,  a. 
  Tending  to  freeze;  for  freezing;  hence  cold  or  distant  in 
  manner.  --  {Frrez"ing*ly},  adv 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Freeze  \Freeze\,  v.  i.  [imp.  {Froze};  p.  p.  {Frozen};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Freezing}.]  [OE.  fresen,  freosen  AS  fre['o]san; 
  akin  to  D.  vriezen  OHG.  iosan,  G.  frieren  Icel.  frjsa  Sw 
  frysa  Dan.  fryse,  Goth.  frius  cold,  frost,  and  prob.  to  L. 
  prurire  to  itch,  E.  prurient,  cf  L.  prna  a  burning  coal, 
  pruina  hoarfrost,  Skr.  prushv[=a]  ice,  prush  to  spirt.  ?  18. 
  Cf  {Frost}.] 
  1.  To  become  congealed  by  cold;  to  be  changed  from  a  liquid 
  to  a  solid  state  by  the  abstraction  of  heat;  to  be 
  hardened  into  ice  or  a  like  solid  body. 
 
  Note:  Water  freezes  at  32[deg]  above  zero  by  Fahrenheit's 
  thermometer;  mercury  freezes  at  40[deg]  below  zero. 
 
  2.  To  become  chilled  with  cold,  or  as  with  cold;  to  suffer 
  loss  of  animation  or  life  by  lack  of  heat;  as  the  blood 
  freezes  in  the  veins. 
 
  {To  freeze  up}  (Fig.),  to  become  formal  and  cold  in  demeanor. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  freezing 
  adj  :  extremely  cold;  "an  arctic  climate";  "let's  get  inside;  I'm 
  freezing";  "a  frigid  day";  "gelid  waters  of  the  North 
  Atlantic";  "glacial  winds";  "icy  hands";  "polar 
  weather"  [syn:  {arctic},  {frigid},  {gelid},  {glacial}, 
  {icy},  {polar}] 
  n  :  the  withdrawal  of  hear  to  change  something  from  a  liquid  to 
  a  solid  [syn:  {freeze}] 




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