dry ice


Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide

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Williams added that the department conducts preventive baiting, and began a pilot program to place dry ice into rodent burrows in parks or other green spaces to suffocate rats. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Chicago named 'rat capital' of the country amid rodent complaint spike," 22 July 2018 Cicalo also bought $118 worth of dry ice to keep food in the refrigerators and freezers cold, and a food delivery service was postponed until later in the day. Ramona Sentinel, "SDG&E crews work to restore power after car crash," 13 June 2019 The chunk of dirt is then preserved on dry ice and sent back to the lab. Quanta Magazine, "Below Our Feet, a World of Hidden Life," 16 June 2015 New York City’s $32 million effort to reduce its rat population includes reducing their food supply with impenetrable garbage cans and smoking them out of their burrows with dry ice. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New City Rat Controls Put a Chill on Population Growth," 6 Apr. 2019 Our order was still frozen upon arrival, but the dry ice had pretty much melted. Weldon B. Johnson, azcentral, "Crowd Cow website lets you meet your beef. Worth the price for Memorial Day barbecue?," 22 May 2018 The dry ice belonged to an ice cream salesman, KOMO reported, citing the Pierce County Sheriff's Office. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Dry ice left in car leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition: report," 31 July 2018 Grapes for Copper Cane’s pinot noirs are grown in three Oregon wine regions and trucked in dry ice to California. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery," 28 Nov. 2018 Stock up on no-water antibacterial wipes, matches, disposable cutlery, plastic wrap and dry ice so that everyone can eat and drink, free from harm. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Hurricane Florence-proof your kitchen with these three tips," 13 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of dry ice

1925, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2019

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The first known use of dry ice was in 1925

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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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