Definition of cryogenic in English:

cryogenic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or involving the branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures.

    ‘a powerful cryogenic engine’
    • ‘The missile was the last Soviet ICBM using cryogenic propellant.’
    • ‘The instrument was carefully calibrated inside a cryogenic vacuum chamber prior to launch.’
    • ‘The dimensions are in agreement with the measurements performed with x-ray crystallography on cryogenic 3D LH2 crystals.’
    • ‘The researchers could examine the protein at cryogenic temperatures.’
    • ‘The frozen embryo cannot survive outside of the cryogenic process.’
    • ‘The researchers used cryogenic electron microscopy to study the complexity of the end of microtubules under known growth conditions.’
    • ‘In the course of his cryogenic work he invented the vacuum flask.’
    • ‘LNG (liquefied natural gas) is classified as a hazardous liquid, because of its cryogenic properties.’
    • ‘Even getting to planets or moons relatively close to us requires passengers to spend months or years in some form of cryogenic stasis.’
    • ‘The rocket uses the cryogenic RS-68 engine with various boosters.’
  • 2Relating to the deep-freezing of the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future.

    ‘a body being prepared for cryogenic preservation’
    • ‘The company selects a grieving couple whose child has died and been placed in cryogenic storage.’
    • ‘An improved method of cryogenic freezing called vitrefication "turns a body into something like glass, thereby leaving tissues undamaged."’
    • ‘The body may have been kept in the cryogenic containment unit just a smidge too long.’
    • ‘The bodies or severed heads of 67 "patients" lie in cryogenic storage at the site.’
    • ‘There is, of course, cryogenic revival and life extension on their agenda.’
    • ‘With room ultimately for more than a million samples (including some plant specimens), the Collection is the largest cryogenic storage facility to be established within a museum anywhere in the world.’
    • ‘The business leader is lying frozen in a cryogenic vault.’
    • ‘Tissue samples from the dead bird were saved for cryogenic preservation for possible cloning in the future.’
    • ‘In the novel, the characters devoted much of their disposable income to cryogenic research - deciding how to freeze themselves for eternal life, and deciding who amongst them Shall Be First.’
    • ‘The body went back into cryogenic storage.’

Pronunciation

cryogenic

/krʌɪə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk/