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antibubble

Syllabification: an·ti·bub·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈantēˌbəbəl, ˈantī-
 
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Definition of antibubble in English:

noun

A membrane of air, submerged in liquid and surrounding a sphere of liquid.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • We confirmed this result by pricking antibubbles and measuring the size of the air bubble produced.
  • The first type of antibubble is familiar; it is simply a drop of water falling through the air.

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