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su·per·cool

 (so͞o′pər-ko͞ol′)
v. su·per·cooled, su·per·cool·ing, su·per·cools
v.tr.
To cool (a substance) below a phase-transition temperature without the transition occurring; for example, to cool a gas below the boiling point without condensation or to cool a liquid below the freezing point without solidification.
v.intr.
To become supercooled.
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supercool

(ˌsuːpəˈkuːl)
vb
(Chemistry) chem to cool or be cooled without freezing or crystallization to a temperature below that at which freezing or crystallization should occur. Supercooled liquids are not in equilibrium
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su•per•cool

(ˌsu pərˈkul)

v.t.
1. to cool (a liquid) below its freezing point without producing solidification or crystallization; undercool.
v.i.
2. to become supercooled.
[1905–10]
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supercool


Past participle: supercooled
Gerund: supercooling

Imperative
supercool
supercool
Present
I supercool
you supercool
he/she/it supercools
we supercool
you supercool
they supercool
Preterite
I supercooled
you supercooled
he/she/it supercooled
we supercooled
you supercooled
they supercooled
Present Continuous
I am supercooling
you are supercooling
he/she/it is supercooling
we are supercooling
you are supercooling
they are supercooling
Present Perfect
I have supercooled
you have supercooled
he/she/it has supercooled
we have supercooled
you have supercooled
they have supercooled
Past Continuous
I was supercooling
you were supercooling
he/she/it was supercooling
we were supercooling
you were supercooling
they were supercooling
Past Perfect
I had supercooled
you had supercooled
he/she/it had supercooled
we had supercooled
you had supercooled
they had supercooled
Future
I will supercool
you will supercool
he/she/it will supercool
we will supercool
you will supercool
they will supercool
Future Perfect
I will have supercooled
you will have supercooled
he/she/it will have supercooled
we will have supercooled
you will have supercooled
they will have supercooled
Future Continuous
I will be supercooling
you will be supercooling
he/she/it will be supercooling
we will be supercooling
you will be supercooling
they will be supercooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been supercooling
you have been supercooling
he/she/it has been supercooling
we have been supercooling
you have been supercooling
they have been supercooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been supercooling
you will have been supercooling
he/she/it will have been supercooling
we will have been supercooling
you will have been supercooling
they will have been supercooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been supercooling
you had been supercooling
he/she/it had been supercooling
we had been supercooling
you had been supercooling
they had been supercooling
Conditional
I would supercool
you would supercool
he/she/it would supercool
we would supercool
you would supercool
they would supercool
Past Conditional
I would have supercooled
you would have supercooled
he/she/it would have supercooled
we would have supercooled
you would have supercooled
they would have supercooled
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
References in periodicals archive ?
Problems arise only when seawater supercools and freezes, in which case organisms can freeze as well.
Typically, seawater must be cooled below its freezing point (that is, supercooled) before it will freeze (Lock, 1990; Matsumoto et al., 2002).
Some supercooled water may nucleate on particles in the water column or grow on small ice crystals scoured from surface sea ice, forming frazil ice.
It usually supercools, and only begins freezing at a lower temperature," said Brownridge.
Their Little Black Book in ``The Supercools'' is the latest addition to the range of slimline make-up palettes which already includes the best-selling ``Supernaturals'' and is perfect for girls on the go who haven't time to be carrying around truckloads of make-up.
These species overwinter as caterpillars under plant debris and tolerate internal freezing, although Cisseps fulvicollis also supercools [less than] - 14 C in dry environments during midwinter (Fields and McNeil, 1986).
- To determine the ability of caterpillars to supercool in a moisture free environment we placed woolly bears in 50-ml plastic centrifuge tubes and suspended the tubes in a Fisher model 9001 cold bath.
To gauge the ability of caterpillars to remain supercooled at -5 C in a dry environment we placed caterpillars in plastic petri dishes lined with dry filter paper.
Although additional field and laboratory study is needed to assess the nature and ecological relevance of this response, freezing survival potentially explains instances of successful terrestrial overwintering since this species supercools minimally (DePari 1988) and is highly susceptible to inoculative freezing (Packard and Packard 1990, Packard et al.
From these data we determined the time supercooled, commencing when the specimen reached the equilibrium tissue [FP.sub.eq], -0.55 [degrees] C, and ending at either the onset of ice crystallization or the trial's conclusion.
However, to assess the rapidity of the response, in some trials both substrate (80% of saturation) and turtle were first supercooled to -2 [degrees] C before the ice was applied.
Instead of turning the water within organs into ice, he supercools it into glass.