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change of a substance from the liquid to the solid state. The temperature at which freezing occurs for a pure crystalline solid is called the freezing point and is a characteristic of the particular substance. The reverse process, the change of a solid to a liquid, is called melting. See melting pointmelting point,
temperature at which a substance changes its state from solid to liquid. Under standard atmospheric pressure different pure crystalline solids will each melt at a different specific temperature; thus melting point is a characteristic of a substance and can be used
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; refrigerationrefrigeration,
process for drawing heat from substances to lower their temperature, often for purposes of preservation. Refrigeration in its modern, portable form also depends on insulating materials that are thin yet effective.
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The shop assistant was only doing her job insisting Jesse try on all the trainers to make sure she had room to grow, but also used the brain freezingly slow "bunny ears" lace tying method.
from the opera of the same name is already freezingly effective.
It was freezingly cold in Melbourne--fur coats were all the go.