freezing

freezing
freez|ing1 [ˈfri:zıŋ] n [U]
above/below freezing
above or below the temperature at which water freezes
It was well below freezing last night.
freezing 2
freezing2 adj, adv
1.) extremely cold
It's freezing in this house. Can't I turn on the heating?
We were freezing cold in the tent last night.
2.) below the temperature at which water turns to ice
freezing fog

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