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noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; cryostasis(def 1).
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Origin of cryonics

1965–70, Americanism; cryo- + -nics, on the model of bionics, electronics, etc.
Related formscry·on·ic, adjective
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Related Words for cryonics

suspension, cryonics, freeze-drying

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  1. (functioning as singular) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future
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