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subfreezing

[suhb-free-zing] /ˈsʌbˈfri zɪŋ/
adjective
1.
below the freezing point.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; sub- + freezing
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  • Bitter subfreezing cold the likes of which has not been seen by anyone currently alive.
  • What he or she may not know is that at those barely subfreezing temperatures, the crystals take the shape of small plates.
  • Hole-punch clouds are miniature snowstorms that can occur in thin, subfreezing cloud layers.
  • Finally, try to keep some free water available during prolonged subfreezing weather.
  • They grow in boiling sulfur pools and thrive in subfreezing temperatures.
  • They don't get that he's been maybe living in a tent in subfreezing weather, eating awful food you wouldn't put in your mouth.
  • Snow tended to stick across the north where readings were subfreezing.
  • Frost may also form on aircraft in flight during descent from subfreezing into a warmer, moist layer below.
  • It also can endure subfreezing temperatures but prefers to find more protected retreats.
  • Yet an ability to survive and thrive in a subfreezing marine environment.

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