Definition of cryogenics in English:

cryogenics

plural noun

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

    • ‘Many uses for magnetic fields have been suggested but laid aside because of the high cost of cryogenics.’
    • ‘Jones reasoned that instant freezing by cryogenics would lock in more of ice cream's flavor and freshness.’
    • ‘He is the author of several technical publications in the field of cryogenics and the SMEX missions.’
    • ‘The group has realized large gains in cryogenics, gyroscope construction, and superconductor research.’
    • ‘Practical cryogenics however, is a monumental engineering task and pressurization is bulky, inefficient and potentially dangerous.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She's staying with me while she finishes her biochemical engineering thesis on cryogenics.’
    • ‘If any metal complexation route to produce ethylene is ever going to succeed commercially, olefin separation needs to compare favourably with cryogenics.’
    • ‘The freezing and thawing process, known as cryogenics, appears to cause no damage.’
    • ‘I had done the latter several years earlier in a cryogenics lab, and remembered the physics behind how it worked.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The construction implies an important technological fallout in the field of cryogenics and superconducting magnets.’
    • ‘The manufacture of a SADA II requires a demanding assortment of technologies - dealing with exotic materials, microelectronics, high vacuum, structure, and cryogenics.’
    1. 1.1
      another term for cryonics
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘From rock 'n' roll funerals to cryogenics, people's preferences for final arrangements now vary according to demographics, geography, and personal style.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

cryogenics

/ˌkrīəˈjeniks//ˌkraɪəˈdʒɛnɪks/