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1. Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury. Buoyant on the flood.

2. Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier. The water under me was buoyant. (Dryden)

3. Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits. Buoyantly.

Origin: From Buoy, & i.

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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

... superheating. This is especially dangerous because, when a bubble finally forms and is able to overcome interfacial tension so it can become buoyant, it encounters the superheated water and expands explosively (water expands about 1700 times when converted to steam). This has been the source ...

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by microwaveguru
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: sterilization in microwave oven
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relationship between skeletal type and habitat

... fish being the most abundant form of life in the sea due to buoyancy and because they use an endoskeletal structue (which is lighter) thus more buoyant they have become sucessful marine and freshwater animals. i went on to compare the fish to crustaceans the surface dwellers who use there skeleton ...

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by rhillisdundee
Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: relationship between skeletal type and habitat
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