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dry ice

n.
Solid carbon dioxide that sublimates at -78.5°C (-110°F) and is used primarily as a coolant.

[Originally a trademark.]

dry ice

n
(Elements & Compounds) solid carbon dioxide, which sublimes at –78.5°C: used as a refrigerant, and to create billows of smoke in stage shows. Also called: carbon dioxide snow

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n.
the solid form of carbon dioxide, which sublimes at −109.26°F (−78.48°C) and is used chiefly as a refrigerant.

dry ice

Solid carbon dioxide. Dry ice evaporates without first passing through a liquid state, by a process known as sublimation. It is used for refrigeration. See Note at sublimation.
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Noun1.dry ice - solidified carbon dioxide; dry ice sublimates at -78.5 C and is used mainly as a refrigerant
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
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