[ adjective ] extremely cold
"an arctic climate" "let's get inside I'm freezing" "a frigid day" "gelid waters of the North Atlantic" "glacial winds" "icy hands" "polar weather"
Used in print(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
The rain dripped on the freezing loblolly of the street .
[ noun ] (chemistry,physics) the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
Used in print(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
That keeps_in the cold , retains moisture and prevents the heaving of alternate freezing and thawing .