adjective Date: 1949 being or marked by temperature below the freezing point (as of water) <
subfreezing weather

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  • subfreezing — [sub′frē′ziŋ] adj. below freezing …   English World dictionary

  • subfreezing — |səb+ adjective Etymology: sub + freezing : lower than is required to produce freezing : characterized by a temperature lower than 0° C subfreezing temperatures subfreezing conditions * * * /sub free zing/, adj. below the freezing point. [1945… …   Useful english dictionary

  • subfreezing — adjective Colder than the freezing point of water, below 0 degrees C or 32 degrees F. The arctic cold front brought subfreezing temperatures, snow, freezing rain and treacherous driving conditions …   Wiktionary

  • subfreezing — sub•freez•ing [[t]ˈsʌbˈfri zɪŋ[/t]] adj. below the freezing point: subfreezing temperatures[/ex] • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • subfreezing — /sub free zing/, adj. below the freezing point. [1945 50; SUB + FREEZING] * * * …   Universalium

  • subfreezing — adj. below the freezing point …   English contemporary dictionary

  • subfreezing — sub·freezing …   English syllables

  • frost — frostless, adj. frostlike, adj. /frawst, frost/, n. 1. a degree or state of coldness sufficient to cause the freezing of water. 2. Also called hoarfrost. a covering of minute ice needles, formed from the atmosphere at night upon the ground and… …   Universalium

  • Frost — /frawst, frost/, n. Robert (Lee), 1874 1963, U.S. poet. * * * I Atmospheric moisture that crystallizes directly on the ground and on exposed objects. The term also refers to the occurrence of subfreezing temperatures that affect plants and crops …   Universalium

  • food preservation — Any method by which food is protected against spoilage by oxidation, bacteria, molds, and microorganisms. Traditional methods include dehydration, smoking, salting, controlled fermentation (including pickling), and candying; certain spices have… …   Universalium

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