dry ice

dry ice
noun
solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at -78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant
Hypernyms: ↑solid

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noun
: a substance that consists of solidified carbon dioxide usually in the form of blocks, that at -78.5° C changes directly to a gas as it absorbs heat, and that is used chiefly as a refrigerant and coolant

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Chem., Trademark.
the solid form of carbon dioxide, which sublimes at -109.26°F (-78.48°C) and is used chiefly as a refrigerant.

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dry ice, dry-iced see under ↑ice
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Main Entry:dry
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dry ice
Solid carbon dioxide, which changes directly into vapour at −78.5ºCelsius, and is chiefly used for refrigeration, but is also exploited in the theatre, the dense, swirling, floor-level white cloud it produces on evaporation creating a spectacular stage-effect
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Main Entry:ice

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dry ice UK US noun [uncountable]
solid carbon dioxide that is used for keeping things cold and for producing white smoke in plays and at concerts
Thesaurus: chemical substances used for a specific purposehyponym

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dry ice,
1. a very cold, white solid formed when carbon dioxide is greatly compressed and then cooled. It is used for cooling because it changes from a solid back to a gas without becoming liquid.
2. Dry Ice. a trademark for this substance.

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n. solid carbon dioxide
the cold dense white mist produced by this in air, used for theatrical effects

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noun [noncount]
: solid carbon dioxide that is used mainly to keep food and other things cold and to create the appearance of smoke and fog in plays, movies, etc.

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ˌdry ˈice [dry ice] noun uncountable
solid ↑carbon dioxide used for keeping food, etc. cold or for producing special effects in the theatre

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