noun (used with a singular verb)
the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; cryostasis ( def 1 ).

1965–70, Americanism; cryo- + -nics, on the model of bionics, electronics, etc.

cryonic, adjective Unabridged
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cryonics (kraɪˈɒnɪks)
(functioning as singular) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future

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Example sentences
More modern dreamers place their hopes in cryonics and nanotechnology.
Describes cryonics and a breakthrough procedure known as vitrification.
But there's another really big problem with cryonics in general: thawing.
For that we'll still need either a generation ship or straight up cryonics.
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