dry ice


: solidified carbon dioxide

Examples of dry ice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s shipped in a cooler with dry ice and serves between 14-20 people. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Also, make sure to pack your cooler with dry ice rather than traditional ice to keep your ingredients refrigerated and dry. Brandon Rasmussen, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Every two weeks for more than three decades, people like Brad Whickham have been rotating in and out hauling more than a thousand pounds of dry ice up the mountain, all to keep Grandpa tucked in for his eternal winter's nap. Lee Cowan, CBS News, 14 Jan. 2024 The technique involves flying an aircraft to spray clouds with salts like silver or potassium iodide or solid carbon dioxide, also known as dry ice, to induce precipitation. WIRED, 13 Nov. 2023 The tower’s two levels land in a theatrical swirl of dry ice, its white mist cascading across the tablecloth and rolling away into nothingness. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 17 Dec. 2023 In a show celebrating 14 seasons, new features are design elements like dry ice, shadows and fog, plus richer lighting design. Peter Marks, Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2023 Saturate the material at the base with rubbing alcohol, close the lid, and place the jar upside down on a bed of dry ice. Bill Gourgey, Popular Science, 23 Nov. 2023 Lo also found inspiration in the Saratoga Springs, crafting a meal that included scallops and caviar presented amid dry ice as well as chicken en-croute—an elevated play on the club sandwich. Vogue, 9 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dry ice was in 1925

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“Dry ice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20ice. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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dry ice

: solid carbon dioxide

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