1 adj If you say that something is freezing or freezing cold, you are emphasizing that it is very cold., (emphasis)
The cinema was freezing., ...a freezing January afternoon.
2 adj If you say that you are freezing or freezing cold, you emphasizing that you feel very cold.
v-link ADJ (emphasis)
`You must be freezing,' she said.
3 n-uncount Freezing means the same as freezing point.
It's 15 degrees below freezing.
freezing point ( freezing points plural ) , freezing-point
1 n-uncount Freezing point is 0<degree> Celsius, the temperature at which water freezes. Freezing point is often used when talking about the weather.
usu above/below/to N
The temperature remained below freezing point throughout the day.
2 n-count The freezing point of a particular substance is the temperature at which it freezes.
usu with poss
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