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Definition of "cryogenics" [cryogenics]

  • The production of low temperatures or the study of low-temperature phenomena. Also called cryogeny. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cryogenics" in a sentence
  • "Basically, cryogenics, from the Greek word kryos, "icy cold", deals with the production of temperatures below that of liquid oxygen (-297 degrees F.)."
  • "This is called cryogenics, and it has its drawbacks."
  • "In fact, there are some people who even believe we can solve the problem of death through technology -- I think it's called cryogenics -- so that even that ultimate problem that human beings have always had to deal with and which our religious systems had always confronted."