Definition of antibubble in US English:



  • A membrane of air, submerged in liquid and surrounding a sphere of liquid.

    • ‘As the fluids combine, a part of this film can wrap around a pocket of the fluid, forming an antibubble.’
    • ‘Out of curiosity, the researchers also attempted to create antibubbles in Belgium's most famous export - beer.’
    • ‘An antibubble is similar to a bubble, but the roles of the water and the air are reversed.’
    • ‘Before our work, antibubbles were mainly a curiosity.’
    • ‘My son has been making antibubbles for a science project.’
    • ‘Making Antibubbles - Instructions to generate antibubbles in the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘When you find the right speed, you will see antibubbles form as the stream of water breaks up beneath the surface.’
    • ‘The first type of antibubble is familiar; it is simply a drop of water falling through the air.’
    • ‘We confirmed this result by pricking antibubbles and measuring the size of the air bubble produced.’
    • ‘We see that the antibubble is right on track in these stock markets.’
    • ‘Since they are mostly water with a very thin skin of air, antibubbles are just slightly lighter than the surrounding fluid.’
    • ‘Should the fluid inside be heavier than the water outside, the antibubble will sink, so don't depend on it to hold you up if you're going down for the third time.’
    • ‘Food coloring added to the liquid in the bulb makes it obvious that antibubbles are filled with that liquid’
    • ‘Whereas a bubble is a thin film of liquid in air and which encloses a pocket of air, an antibubble is a thin film of air made inside a liquid, enclosing a pocket of that liquid.’
    • ‘Research published in the New Journal of Physics will reveal physicists from the University of Liège in Belgium have succeeded in creating ‘antibubbles’ (the exact opposite of bubbles) in Belgian beer.’