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FREEZING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does freezing mean? 

FREEZING (noun)
  The noun FREEZING has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: FREEZING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FREEZING (noun)


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Meaning:

The withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

freeze; freezing

Hypernyms ("freezing" is a kind of...):

chilling; cooling; temperature reduction (the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature)

phase change; phase transition; physical change; state change (a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "freezing"):

freeze-drying; lyophilisation; lyophilization (a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes)

frost; icing (the formation of frost or ice on a surface)


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