Meaning of cryonics in English:


Pronunciation /krʌɪˈɒnɪks/

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plural noun

treated as singular
  • The practice or technique of deep-freezing the bodies of people who have just died, in the hope that scientific advances may allow them to be revived in the future.

    ‘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’.’
    • ‘But as a scientist, I know quite a few such people: Extropeans, folks associated with the Foresight Institute, cypherpunks, fans of cryonics, and so on.’
    • ‘Or perhaps I would like to see a prize awarded for research in cryonics.’
    • ‘Great title aside, the article is an interesting history of the resuscitation of those with ambiguous mortality, from mouth-to-mouth to cryonics.’
    • ‘Cryonicists divide the world into two groups, those who are experimenting with cryonics by being frozen vs. those who just die and are buried.’
    • ‘Have yourself frozen by cryonics, a near death experience that should settle once and for all any doubts about the afterlife.’
    • ‘They have been entertained mostly by the sort of people who think investing in cryonics is a sensible way to achieve immortality.’
    • ‘I am reminded of cryonics companies, which you pay to keep your body frozen in a tank of liquid nitrogen forever.’
    • ‘An international science magazine is offering one reader the chance to win another life, through a competition offering a prize of cryonics treatment.’
    • ‘I'm lining up a cryonics team that will be there as soon as I'm declared dead.’


1960s contraction of cryogenics.