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1. cryogen

noun. a liquid that boils at below -160 C and is used as a refrigerant.

Synonyms

  • liquid air
  • refrigerant

Etymology

  • -gen (English)
  • -γενής (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • cryo- (English)
  • κρύος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word cryogen


1. Noun, singular or mass
A cryogen -- a spray device containing carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen and argon -- is the main tool used in cryotherapy, which freezes and kills abnormal cells.

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