dry ice


Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide

Examples of dry ice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So go forth and seek your own dry ice, whatever that may be. Lisa Wong Macabasco, Vogue, 7 Apr. 2022 The food is prepared at Olga's restaurants, then shipped frozen on dry ice. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2022 As soon as they were opened, each specimen was moved onto a table containing dry ice, where it was verified and signed before being moved to the main freezer. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 30 Aug. 2021 The cardboard box, item cups, and insulation surrounding the dry ice are all recyclable. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Cdn, Nasm-cpt, Good Housekeeping, 16 June 2022 The airport facilities are equipped again to store and actually replenish the dry ice if need be. TheWeek, 29 Nov. 2020 Similar to smoke bombs, dry ice essentially suffocates rats. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 2 Feb. 2022 Saget was an easy feature, leaving few notes beyond the types of angles that would work for a more flattering shot or suggesting using dry ice for smoke. Ethan Millman, Rolling Stone, 18 Feb. 2022 Matthews said deliveries will come with dry ice to keep non-perishables fresh after leaving the building, one of the biggest challenges the company expects to face as drivers navigate Atlanta’s notoriously congested traffic. Leon Stafford, ajc, 4 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of dry ice

1925, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jul 2022

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“Dry ice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20ice. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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Kids Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide used chiefly to keep something very cold

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