hypertonic hypertonic  /ˌhaɪ pər ˈtɑ nɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of living tissue) in a state of abnormally high tension
  2. (adj) (of a solution) having a higher osmotic pressure than a comparison solution

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Usage(s):

  • They were buying tranki without prescription at any handy drugstore, and swallowing them under the nerve-racking prodding of a hypertonic advertising campaign.

News

  • Young scientists share love of learning

    SHIRLEY -- The 79 science projects displayed last week at the Ayer Shirley Regional Middle School Science Fair ranged from an investigation of the solubility of polystyrene in an organic solvent, to which potato chip is the least greasy, to the discovery that a hypertonic solution will cause plasmolysis -- the loss of water from cells -- in celery.
    on March 22, 2014     Source: Shirley Oracle

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