supercool

1 of 2

verb

su·​per·​cool ˌsü-pər-ˈkül How to pronounce supercool (audio)
supercooled; supercooling; supercools

transitive verb

: to cool below the freezing point without solidification or crystallization

supercool

2 of 2

adjective

: extremely cool: such as
a
: showing extraordinary reserve and self-control
b
: being the latest style or fashion

Examples of supercool in a Sentence

Adjective the teen picked out some supercool, superexpensive sneakers
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
Gizmodo reports that some whimsical scientists have supercooled their Lego bricks in order to test for heat tolerance. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 26 Dec. 2019 Any potential solution, like one proposed in 2018 that uses cesium gas, must combine extremely high-level knowledge of multiple disciplines and cutting-edge tools like supercooling and antimatter beams. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2019 Like many hibernating insects, overwintering mosquitoes depend on supercooling, a process by which an animal has the ability to rid its body fluids of impurities that would trigger the formation of ice. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 7 July 2018 The key is supercooling magnetized molecules to minus 351 degrees Fahrenheit. Lacy Schley, Discover Magazine, 10 Nov. 2017
Adjective
Steve Clark was supercool, with his scarf and everything. David Marchese Photograph By Mamadi Doumbouya, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 After all, Kingsbury is the supercool super genius who turned Johnny Manziel into Johnny Football at Texas A&M and developed Patrick Mahomes into the model postmodern quarterback at Texas Tech. Kevin Scarbinsky | , al, 14 Apr. 2023 Some supercool research from the Max Planck Institute and ETH Zurich presented at CoRL 2022: teaching legged robots agile behaviors through direct physical demonstration. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Aug. 2022 At its best, the Wick franchise combines bullets, ballet and high fashion, treating the supercool assassin’s daily routine as sleekly kinetic violence. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 29 Dec. 2022 But the mass extinction also nailed the coffin shut on other supercool animals, including the fabulous flying pterosaurs and the big and bitey marine reptiles known as mosasaurs. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 24 May 2018 And when fun and games aren’t what’s called for there are also quiet homework rooms with supercool furniture like modular couches to stretch out on, or hanging pods to get cozy in. Shelley Jones, Chicago Tribune, 31 Aug. 2022 It’s just one more supercool thing at the International Spy Museum. Marylou Tousignant, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 His work isn’t on view in the supercool galleries of New York’s Chelsea or at Art Basel Miami Beach. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 25 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1904, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Adjective

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of supercool was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Supercool.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercool. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

supercool

1 of 2 verb
su·​per·​cool ˌsü-pər-ˈkül How to pronounce supercool (audio)
: to cool below the freezing point while remaining liquid

supercool

2 of 2 adjective
: extremely cool: as
a
: showing extraordinary reserve and self-control
b
: being the latest style or fashion
supercool sunglasses

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