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cryonics

[krahy-on-iks] /kraɪˈɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; cryostasis (def 1).
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; cryo- + -nics, on the model of bionics, electronics, etc.
Related forms
cryonic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryonic

cryonics

/kraɪˈɒnɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future
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