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División en sílabas: su·per·cool
Pronunciación: /ˌso͞opərˈko͞ol

Definición de supercool en inglés:


[with object] Chemistry
1Cool (a liquid) below its freezing point without solidification or crystallization.
Example sentences
  • Other common supercooled liquids are ordinary glass and asphalt.
  • We observed that in the spinning rotor water could be supercooled by several degrees below the freezing point.
  • Only four ship terminals capable of handling imports of supercooled liquid natural gas exist in the U.S., and they're at full capacity.
1.1 [no object] Biology (Of a living organism) survive body temperatures below the freezing point of water.
Example sentences
  • Incidental observations made during the course of this investigation suggested that hatchling C. picta can survive supercooling to at least - 15 [degrees] C.
  • Hatchling painted turtles commonly overwinter within their natal nests and survive exposure to temperatures as low as - 12 [degrees] C by supercooling.
  • The differences in supercooling capacities were attributed to interpopulational variation in cold hardiness, as putatively manifested by the presence of an ‘endogenous nucleator,’ in the Illinois turtles.


informal Volver al principio  
Extremely attractive, impressive, or calm: the supercool tracks in this collection
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • So if your record collection is going to be the supercool soundtrack to your life that you need it to be, somebody - SOMEBODY - has to have considered that fact before they made it.
  • In the late 1940s, D' Amato bought a struggling Atlantic City restaurant with a backroom gambling operation, the 500 Club, and turned it into ‘ground zero for the supercool lifestyle.’
  • A truism these days among Internet angels and venture capitalists holds that a stellar management team is worth more than a supercool business plan.

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