dry ice


Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide

Examples of dry ice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other meals are made-to-order and then placed on dry ice or are flash-frozen for delivery, and simply need a little reheating. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, "Far From Home? These Regional Comfort Foods Can Be Shipped To Your Door," 29 Apr. 2020 At Skipolini’s, word is spreading to the point that some families are paying more than $100 to have one of the pies shipped through the Post Office, packed in dry ice. Kirsten Grind, WSJ, "Does a Famous Bay Area Pizza Help Induce Labor? Expectant Moms Think So," 5 Feb. 2020 To test the hunch, Baer and colleagues gave 18 people meals with and without raw almonds and instructed them to return daily with their urine and stool packed in dry ice. Candice Choi, BostonGlobe.com, "Changing counts show calorie measures to be inexact science," 4 Feb. 2020 The North Korean-monitoring website NK News said at the time rockets and artillery loaded with chemicals such as silver iodide or dry ice would be fired into clouds to induce rain. Fox News, "North Korea tests cloud seeding, 'making it rain' after devastating droughts," 5 May 2020 The Plymouth Ice Festival will combat the warmth and rain with tents, tarps and dry ice, Gietzen said. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "How to hold an ice festival in 54-degree temperatures," 10 Jan. 2020 There, the company's lab staff synthesizes the DNA in bulk and ships it out via UPS air in tubes packaged with dry ice. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "It's in their DNA: A Louisville company is playing a key role for coronavirus test kits," 26 Mar. 2020 Packing the festival ice in dry ice — frozen carbon dioxide at a temperature of minus-109.3 Fahrenheit — before use also helps, Gietzen said. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "How to hold an ice festival in 54-degree temperatures," 10 Jan. 2020 During the last outage, her husband Dave got nasty blisters moving the dry ice with his bare hands. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "What to do when the power goes out? Play an acoustic guitar. Talk to your spouse," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of dry ice

1925, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2020

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“Dry ice.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dry%20ice. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of 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.

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Kids Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide used chiefly to keep something very cold

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