Definition of cryogenics in English:

cryogenics

plural noun

  • 1[treated as singular] The branch of physics dealing with the production and effects of very low temperatures.

    • ‘The construction implies an important technological fallout in the field of cryogenics and superconducting magnets.’
    • ‘Practical cryogenics however, is a monumental engineering task and pressurization is bulky, inefficient and potentially dangerous.’
    • ‘I had done the latter several years earlier in a cryogenics lab, and remembered the physics behind how it worked.’
    • ‘If any metal complexation route to produce ethylene is ever going to succeed commercially, olefin separation needs to compare favourably with cryogenics.’
    • ‘The manufacture of a SADA II requires a demanding assortment of technologies - dealing with exotic materials, microelectronics, high vacuum, structure, and cryogenics.’
    • ‘Jones reasoned that instant freezing by cryogenics would lock in more of ice cream's flavor and freshness.’
    • ‘The freezing and thawing process, known as cryogenics, appears to cause no damage.’
    • ‘In the permanently shadowed areas astronomical instruments could be operated with telescopic optics kept cold and stable using cryogenics.’
    • ‘The Munich researchers, wanting to stay in the business but having neither sufficient expertise nor the necessary infrastructure in cryogenics, opted to go into laser interferometry.’
    • ‘He is the author of several technical publications in the field of cryogenics and the SMEX missions.’
    • ‘Many uses for magnetic fields have been suggested but laid aside because of the high cost of cryogenics.’
    • ‘The group has realized large gains in cryogenics, gyroscope construction, and superconductor research.’
    • ‘She's staying with me while she finishes her biochemical engineering thesis on cryogenics.’
    • ‘Implications from such discoveries for effective cryogenics, or the possibility of being able to freeze people for long periods of space travel in the distant future, are nothing short of mind-boggling.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for cryonics
      • ‘From rock 'n' roll funerals to cryogenics, people's preferences for final arrangements now vary according to demographics, geography, and personal style.’
      • ‘I was surprised to hear of Brando's strange obsession with living forever, even studying gene therapy and cryogenics in an effort to prolong his life.’
      • ‘Of course, some films do try, trading on the idea of cryogenics or time travel to flash freeze their stars along the space-time continuum.’
      • ‘The novel plays with the major themes of modern culture: GM foods, cloning, cryogenics, AIDS, Viagra, species death, organ (not organic) farming.’
      • ‘Cursing his luck, he cracks open a beer, leans back in a chair and accidentally falls into to a cryogenics capsule that freezes him for a thousand years.’

Pronunciation

cryogenics

/ˌkrīəˈjeniks/