cryogen

noun

cryo·​gen ˈkrī-ə-jən How to pronounce cryogen (audio)
: a substance for obtaining low temperatures : refrigerant

called also cryogenic

Examples of cryogen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using waste heat from, say, a nearby factory or power plant to warm up the cryogen would also help. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

cryo- + -gen

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryogen was in 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Cryogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryogen. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

cryogen

noun
cryo·​gen ˈkrī-ə-jən How to pronounce cryogen (audio)
: a substance for obtaining low temperatures

called also cryogenic

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