dry ice
noun Date: 1925 solidified carbon dioxide

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  • dry ice — dry ,ice noun uncount solid CARBON DIOXIDE that is used for keeping things cold and for producing white smoke in plays and at concerts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dry ice — dry′ ice′ n. chem. trm the solid form of carbon dioxide, which sublimes at −109.26°F (−78.48°C) and is used chiefly as a refrigerant …   From formal English to slang

  • dry ice — ► NOUN 1) solid carbon dioxide. 2) white mist produced with this as a theatrical effect …   English terms dictionary

  • dry ice — ☆ dry ice n. carbon dioxide solidified and compressed into snowlike cakes that vaporize at 78.5°C without passing through a liquid state: used as a refrigerant …   English World dictionary

  • Dry ice — Sublimation of dry ice when placed on the surface of water at room temperature Dry ice, sometimes referred to as Cardice or as card ice , is the solid form of carbon dioxide. It is used primarily as a cooling agent. Its advantages include lower… …   Wikipedia

  • dry ice — noun solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at 78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant • Hypernyms: ↑solid * * * noun : a substance that consists of solidified carbon dioxide usually in the form of blocks, that at 78.5° C changes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dry Ice — Chem., Trademark. the solid form of carbon dioxide, which sublimes at 109.26°F ( 78.48°C) and is used chiefly as a refrigerant. * * * Carbon dioxide in solid form. It is a dense, colourless substance, resembling compressed snow, that at normal… …   Universalium

  • dry ice — sausasis ledas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Kietas CO₂. atitikmenys: angl. dry carbon dioxide; dry ice; solid carbon dioxide rus. сухой лед; твердая углекислота …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dry ice — sausasis ledas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. dry ice vok. Trockeneis, n rus. сухой лёд, m pranc. glace sèche, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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