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biting

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Nature
bitingbit‧ing /ˈbaɪtɪŋ/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 DNCOLDa biting wind is unpleasantly cold syn icy 🔊 A biting wind blew down from the hills.2 CRITICIZEa biting criticism, remark etc is cruel or unkind 🔊 a biting satire on corruptionbitingly adverb
Examples from the Corpus
bitingIts good insulating properties mean that the young emerging plants in the spring are saved from the worst of the biting cold.Sunny conditions in temperatures below zero can suddenly turn to biting conditions in a strong headwind.If the adventurers try to reach location 14 they will have to pass scores of biting faces and clutching hands.Donald loved biting paddles, splashing and capsizing people and pushing boats around.All the biting pests above can be controlled by planned, routine, repeat spraying with systemic insecticides.biting sarcasmThe biting wind drove the snow before it, so that the whole dale seemed to be lost in a grey mist.There was a biting wind from the right which made all the dead winter stems rattle and rustle feverishly.