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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (especially of fissionable material) able to sustain a chain reaction in such a manner that the rate of reaction increases.

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  • At this point, it is referred to as a supercritical fluid.
  • Meanwhile everyday crime spikes create so-called supercritical hotspots that grow near other clumps.
  • At that depth the gas compresses to what's known as supercritical state, a liquid-like form that is easily pumped.
  • When CO2 is captured and prepared for storage, it enters what scientists call a supercritical phase: it behaves both like a liquid and a gas. for more
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