cryotolerant cry·o·tol·er·ant (krī’ō-tŏl’ər-ənt)
Able to withstand very low temperatures.
[kruhn-chee-gruh-noh-luh] /ˈkrʌn tʃi grəˈnoʊ lə/ adjective, Slang. 1. characterized by or defining oneself by ecological awareness, liberal political views, and support or use of natural products and health foods.
[kruhn-chee] /ˈkrʌn tʃi/ adjective, crunchier, crunchiest. 1. crisp; brittle. 2. Sometimes, crunchy granola. Informal. health-conscious and environmentally aware: one of those crunchy guys who insists on biking to work. adj. 1892, from crunch + -y (2). Student slang sense of “annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues” is by 1990, short for crunchy granola (considered […]
[kruhnch] /krʌntʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to crush with the teeth; chew with a crushing noise. 2. to crush or grind noisily. 3. to tighten or squeeze financially: The administration’s policy seems to crunch the economy in order to combat inflation. verb (used without object) 4. to chew with a crushing sound. 5. to […]
1. a period of intense pressure; a critical situation: It’s crunch time for high-tech companies. Compare (def 10). A period when pressure to succeed is great, often toward the end of an undertaking. For example, It’s crunch time—we only have two more days to finish. This term employs crunch in the sense of “a critical […]