dry ice

dry ice


: 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.

Full Definition of DRY ICE

:  solidified carbon dioxide

First Known Use of DRY ICE


dry ice

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Carbon dioxide in solid form. It is a dense, colourless substance, resembling compressed snow, that at normal atmospheric pressure passes directly from solid to vapour (see sublimation) at 109.3 °F (78.5 °C). Commonly available in blocks, it is used chiefly to keep foods, vaccines, and other perishable products cold during shipping or storage.


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