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[krahy-on-iks] /kraɪˈɒn ɪks/
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).
Origin of cryonics
1965-70, Americanism; cryo- + -nics, on the model of bionics, electronics, etc.
Related forms
cryonic, adjective Unabridged
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  • More modern dreamers place their hopes in cryonics and nanotechnology.
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  • For that we'll still need either a generation ship or straight up cryonics.
British Dictionary definitions for cryonics


(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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