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cryonics

Line breaks: cry|on¦ics
Pronunciation: /krʌɪˈɒnɪks
 
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Definition of cryonics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of those who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure.
Example sentences
  • I still believe that's true, but it seems the day might come when cryonics is medically prudent.
  • We know cryonics is the nutcase science of hyperfreezing cadavers in hopes that someday there will be a way to bring the dead to life.
  • Most of them live in California, their passions are life extension, body sculpting, cryonics, smart drinks, funny handshakes, and a new philosophy they call ‘transhumanism’.

Origin

1960s: contraction of cryogenics.

Derivatives

cryonic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • We also realize that the idea of cryonic preservation is not for everyone, either because people may not believe it could work or because they may be opposed to it on religious grounds.
  • So last night, over my Red Chicken Curry, I was verbally assailed by the diner to my left, who stated that cryonic freezing as a parachute option in the event of one's own death was ‘arrogant’.
  • Each performer may stand poker faced and fixed to the spot to emulate the cryonic delivery of their musical forefathers, but also more worryingly, because the option of perspiration to them seems abhorrent.

cryonically

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • With Galen's assistance, they discover an entire race cryonically frozen underground.
  • It was cryonically frozen at negative 320 degrees.
  • And the other part of it is the idea that we can be cryonically suspended and then re-resurrected.

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