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freezing point

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Temperature
freezing pointˈfreezing ˌpoint noun  1 [uncountable]TMT the temperature at which water turns into iceboiling point2 [countable usually singular]TMT the temperature at which a particular liquid freezes Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water.
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freezing pointThe snow may crust at night, due to outward radiation, even thought the air temperature remains well above freezing point.Yet it was not really cold here; the temperature was well above freezing point.Tritium has a higher freezing point than water and so could condense into a fine mist indistinguishable from normal fog.These are elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure.The colligative properties are boiling point, freezing point, osmotic pressure, and vapor pressure.This is the freezing point of water at one atmosphere.One mole of an un-ionized solute dissolved in 1 kilogram of water lowers the freezing point 1. 86-6.Measuring plasma osmolality using freezing point depression or vapor pressure will immediately indicate that plasma osmolality and tonicity are normal.
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