Freezing Point

Science / Weather / Freezing Point: The process of changing a liquid to a solid. The temperature at which a liquid solidifies under any given set of conditions. Pure water under atmospheric pressure freezes at 0°C or 32°F. It is the opposite of fusion. In oceanography, the freezing point of water is depressed with increasing salinity.

Other Words for Freezing

Freezing Noun Synonyms: frigid, icy, arctic, frosty, boreal, hyperboreal, numbing, Siberian, polar, glacial, ice-cold, wintry, bone-chilling, bitter, biting, bitter(ly) cold, perishing, cold, chill, tooth-chattering, chilled to the bone, frozen, shivering, frore
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Other Words for Point

Point Adjective Synonyms: dot, mark, speck, (full) stop, period, decimal point
Point Noun Synonyms: spot, place, stage, position, site, station, location, locale
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Freezing Point Depression

Science / Chemistry / Freezing Point Depression: The freezing point of a solution is always lower than the freezing point of the pure solvent. The freezing point depression is roughly proportional to the molality of solute particles in the solution. MORE

Melting Point

Science / Weather / Melting Point: The temperature at which a solid substance undergoes fusion, changing from a solid to a liquid state. Contrast with freezing point. MORE

Point Source Epidemic

Health / Disease / Point Source Epidemic: A point source epidemic occurs when a group of people is exposed to a single common source of infection at a single place and time. There is no significant transmission between individuals. cf. contin MORE

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