eutectic

adjective

eu·​tec·​tic yü-ˈtek-tik How to pronounce eutectic (audio)
1
of an alloy or solution : having the lowest melting point possible
2
: of or relating to a eutectic alloy or solution or its melting or freezing point
eutectic noun
eutectoid adjective or noun

Examples of eutectic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the freezing stage, the product is cooled to below its eutectic point, or the lowest temperature at which the solid and liquid phase can coexist. Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 17 Feb. 2016 This is a great example of eutectic melting, where melting begins in places where the two substances touch. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 18 Apr. 2013 For example, Thompson has identified one candidate, a mixture of acids and bases called a deep eutectic solvent, that dissolves everything but nickel. Ian Morse, Science | AAAS, 20 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Greek eutēktos easily melted, from eu- + tēktos melted, from tēkein to melt — more at thaw

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eutectic was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Eutectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eutectic. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

eutectic

adjective
eu·​tec·​tic yu̇-ˈtek-tik How to pronounce eutectic (audio)
1
of an alloy or solution : having the lowest melting point possible
2
: of or relating to a eutectic alloy or solution or its melting or freezing point
eutectic noun

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