freezing-point depression

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freezing-point depression

[′frēz·iŋ ‚pȯint di‚presh·ən]
(physical chemistry)
The lowering of the freezing point of a solution compared to the pure solvent; the depression is proportional to the active mass of the solute in a given amount of solvent.