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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The dry-ice theory wasn't conclusive, he knew, but it was a strong indication.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
British Dictionary definitions for dry ice
solid carbon dioxide, which sublimes at –78.5°C: used as a refrigerant, and to create billows of smoke in stage showsAlso called: carbon dioxide snow
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Scientific definitions for dry ice
Solid carbon dioxide. Dry ice evaporates without first passing through a liquid state by sublimation except under moderate pressure (more than 73 atmospheres). It is used for refrigeration and for creating artificial smoke or fog effects.
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