room temperature


: a comfortable temperature that is not too hot or too cold

Examples of room temperature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let cool completely at room temperature, at least 3 hours. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2023 The pie can serve up to ten people and can either be served at room temperature or warmed in the oven. Kathleen Felton, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Nov. 2023 Let stand at room temperature until firm and cool, or refrigerate to chill and set more quickly. Genevieve Ko, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Based on that growth, scientists pinpointed two hours to be the maximum amount of time consumers can safely leave perishable food at room temperature. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2023 Remove from oven, and let cool at room temperature 1 hour. Liv Dansky, Southern Living, 11 Nov. 2023 That’s room temperature, and commercially achievable pressure, at least in short bursts. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 10 Nov. 2023 The arils do not cook well, so they must be added cool, raw and last-minute, once the cranberry sauce has come to room temperature or been chilled. Aleksandra Crapanzano / Photographs By F. Martin Ramin/the Wall Street Journal, Food Styling By Kim Ramin , WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 In experiments at room temperature, acoustic exciton-polarons in Re6Se8Cl2 moved twice as fast as electrons in silicon. IEEE Spectrum, 6 Nov. 2023 See More

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“Room temperature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

room temperature

: a temperature of from 59° to 77°F (15° to 25°C) that is suitable for human occupancy and at which laboratory experiments are usually performed
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