The change in state of a substance from liquid to solid by cooling to a critically low temperature. (noun)
The action of numbing with anesthetics. (noun)
Present participle of freeze. (verb)
Examples of word freezing
That's what we call freezing rain, Fredricka, where it comes down as rain and then it freezes on contact.
Every one knows that we determine that one fixed point of our thermometer scale which we call the freezing point of zero by placing the thermometer in a mixture of pure water and ice.
"Steve says we must do what he calls freezing him out -- make him feel that we do not want him here."
Water melts at what we call the freezing, but might just as wisely, though not as conveniently, call the melting, point; and radiates as it cools into the most beautiful of all known crystals.
Depending on how cold that surface layer is, and how thick, the rain falling through that colder air will either freeze as it falls, landing as sleet; or, it will freeze on contact with the surface, which we call freezing rain.