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undercool

[ uhn-der-kool ]

verb (used with object)

  1. Chemistry.
    1. to cool less than necessary for a given process or purpose.
    2. to supercool.
  2. Metallurgy. to cool (molten metal) without forming crystals to a temperature below that at which crystallization normally takes place:

    Metal must be absolutely still to be undercooled.



undercool

/ ˌʌndəˈkuːl /

verb

  1. a less common word for supercool


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Word History and Origins

Origin of undercool1

First recorded in 1900–05; under- + cool

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