Definition of antibubble in English:



  • A membrane of air, submerged in liquid and surrounding a sphere of liquid.

    ‘Research published in the New Journal of Physics will reveal physicists from the University of Liège in Belgium have succeeded in creating ‘antibubbles’ (the exact opposite of bubbles) in Belgian beer.’
    • ‘We confirmed this result by pricking antibubbles and measuring the size of the air bubble produced.’
    • ‘The first type of antibubble is familiar; it is simply a drop of water falling through the air.’
    • ‘Out of curiosity, the researchers also attempted to create antibubbles in Belgium's most famous export - beer.’
    • ‘Food coloring added to the liquid in the bulb makes it obvious that antibubbles are filled with that liquid’
    • ‘When you find the right speed, you will see antibubbles form as the stream of water breaks up beneath the surface.’
    • ‘An antibubble is similar to a bubble, but the roles of the water and the air are reversed.’
    • ‘As the fluids combine, a part of this film can wrap around a pocket of the fluid, forming an antibubble.’
    • ‘Should the fluid inside be heavier than the water outside, the antibubble will sink, so don't depend on it to hold you up if you're going down for the third time.’
    • ‘We see that the antibubble is right on track in these stock markets.’
    • ‘Making Antibubbles - Instructions to generate antibubbles in the kitchen sink.’
    • ‘My son has been making antibubbles for a science project.’
    • ‘Whereas a bubble is a thin film of liquid in air and which encloses a pocket of air, an antibubble is a thin film of air made inside a liquid, enclosing a pocket of that liquid.’
    • ‘Since they are mostly water with a very thin skin of air, antibubbles are just slightly lighter than the surrounding fluid.’
    • ‘Before our work, antibubbles were mainly a curiosity.’



/ˌantēˈbəbəl/ /ˌæntiˈbəbəl/ /ˌanˈtīˈbəb(ə)l/ /ˌænˈtaɪˈbəb(ə)l/