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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How to use Dry Ice in a sentence
When he opened his mouth, out came that familiar soft-spoken voice with the slightly jazzy cadence—Dry Ice with a backbeat.
Or the time he smuggled the interferon through customs in a smoking briefcase full of Dry Ice.The True Story Behind Dallas Buyers Club: Meet the Real Ron Woodruff | Andrew Romano | November 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Compared to the high-order explosives he witnessed in the Army, Dry Ice bombs are barely a threat.
A constitutionalist libertarian, Rawles is strongly opposed to any federal regulations on Dry Ice bombs.
So goes the story of the Dry Ice bomb: some potential for danger, but, thankfully, little harm done.
In addition, dyes, wood turpentine, Dry Ice and various insecticides are produced in Virginia.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
In many areas, the availability of Dry Ice is limited and the cost is rather high.
The desired temperatures were maintained by dropping pieces of Dry Ice into ethyl alcohol baths as needed.
This can be done by using an alcohol bath and Dry Ice or by special mechanical refrigerating equipment.
He had made it all ready, fixing the end of the fuze in its proper place, and now he led the line back over comparatively Dry Ice.Winter Fun | William O. Stoddard
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 shows: Also 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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