undercool
transitive verb Date: 1895 supercool

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • undercool — [un΄dər ko͞ol′] vt., vi. SUPERCOOL …   English World dictionary

  • undercool — /un deuhr koohl /, v.t. 1. Chem. a. to cool less than necessary for a given process or purpose. b. to supercool. 2. Metall. to cool (molten metal) without forming crystals to a temperature below that at which crystallization normally takes place …   Universalium

  • undercool — verb a) To cool insufficiently b) To supercool …   Wiktionary

  • undercool — un•der•cool [[t]ˌʌn dərˈkul[/t]] v. t. chem. supercool …   From formal English to slang

  • undercool — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: under (I) + cool 1. : to cool less than required for some specified or understood purpose 2. : supercool glass is an undercooled liquid which does not form crystals upon solidification Electrical …   Useful english dictionary

  • supercool — /sooh peuhr koohl /, v.t. 1. to cool (a liquid) below its freezing point without producing solidification or crystallization; undercool. v.i. 2. to become supercooled. adj. 3. very cool in temperature, esp. of the maximum coolness possible: used… …   Universalium

  • supercool — su•per•cool [[t]ˌsu pərˈkul[/t]] v. t. 1) phs to cool (a liquid) below its freezing point without producing solidification or crystallization; undercool 2) phs to become supercooled • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

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