Dictionary.com

freezing

[ free-zing ]
/ ˈfri zɪŋ /
Save This Word!

adjective
(of temperatures) approaching, at, or below the freezing point.
extremely or uncomfortably cold; chilled: We were both freezing and welcomed the hot cocoa.
beginning to freeze or partially frozen; in the process of being or becoming frozen.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is used to state an obligation or duty someone has?

Origin of freezing

First recorded in 1605–15; freeze + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM freezing

freez·ing·ly, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use freezing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for freezing

freezing
/ (ˈfriːzɪŋ) /

adjective
informal extremely cold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK