cryonics

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the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing

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Cryonicists freeze people in liquid nitrogen with the idea that future technologies will be sufficiently advanced that the patients can be thawed out, revived, and cured of whatever ailments, including old age, afflicted them before they entered the deep freeze.
Cryonicists put it this way: "The clinical trials are in progress.