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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of supercool.
  • adjective physics cooled below the transition temperature without the transition occurring

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Examples

  • When ice forms in supercooled water, ice growth is rapid and the osmotic stresses that the cells face is severe.

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  • Glaze is, therefore, like a solid solution and is sometimes called a supercooled liquid.

    5. Simple glaze theory

  • The culprit is liquid water in various forms, either freezing or "supercooled" - actually below the freezing point but still liquid.

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  • The culprit is liquid water in various forms, either freezing or "supercooled" - actually below the freezing point but still liquid.

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • The culprit is liquid water in various forms, either freezing or "supercooled" - actually below the freezing point but still liquid.

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • The culprit is liquid water in various forms, either freezing or "supercooled" - actually below the freezing point but still liquid.

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • Glaze or glass is called a supercooled liquid because, during cooling, crystals have no time to form in the rather sticky mass, and glass by definition does not contain crystals.

    5. Simple glaze theory

  • "As it continues towards the ground, it then briefly passes through colder air again, causing the water droplets to become 'supercooled' - colder than 0C but not still in liquid form."

    BBC News - Home

  • Water can exist in liquid form well below this threshold, notably in a so-called "supercooled" state that is well into the minus zone.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Icing happens when an aircraft comes into contact with a cloud containing droplets of water that are supercooled, meaning that they are below freezing point but still liquid.

    Weatherwatch: Ice build-up a hazard for aircraft

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