dry ice

noun
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of dry ice

: solidified carbon dioxide

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1925

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DRY ICE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dry ice for English Language Learners

  • : 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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dry ice

noun

Definition of dry ice for Students

: solidified carbon dioxide used chiefly to keep something very cold


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